Doctors told me that I may never have children – Uriel

Former Big Brother Naija ‘All Stars’ housemate, Uriel Oputa has recounted her struggle with amenorrhea that lasted for four years.

The 35-year-old fitness enthusiast said doctors in the United Kingdom told her that she may never be able to have a child, and the health challenge was “the lowest point” of her life.

Amenorrhea is the medical term for the absence of menstruation during the reproductive years, between puberty and menopause.

Uriel, who was speaking with media personality Hero Daniels, revealed that she battled with depression as a result of the diagnosis and she had a problem watching kids on TV.

She said: “Before I decided to embark on a health journey, I had health challenges. One of them was that I didn’t see my period for four years. And I remember going to the doctors in the UK, and they told me that there was a high possibility that I would never be able to have children. That time, my niece was two years old and I remember leaving the office thinking, ‘Oh! I will never be able to have a child.’

“I went into a state of depression. I was so depressed that I couldn’t watch kids on TV. I hated going past schools or parks because I would be reminded constantly that I may not be able to be a mother. So, it reached a point where I said, ‘Okay, if I can’t be a mother, I would have my niece as mine.’ And that is why, till today, we [my niece and I] are very close because she looks at me as a second mother.”

Meanwhile in other news…

Nigerian medical doctor and Influencer, Chinonso Egemba popularly known as Aproko Doctor, recentlty disclosed that he was diagnosed with brain tumour.

He made the announcement via his social media page on Monday, 16th January 16 2022, adding that he battled for his life throughout December last year.

According to Aproko Doctor, he went blind in one of his eyes and on December 5, 2022 he got the medical diagnosis.

He said he underwent a brain surgery in Nigeria and it was a neurosurgeon named Dr. Tayo Ojo, who operated on him. The medic shared details of his experience in a video on his verified Twitter page.

Chinonso wrote; “Throughout December of 2022, I was fighting for my life. I went blind in one eye on the 3rd of Dec. 2022 & on the 5th, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Today I stand here before you to share my story. It has been a long road to recovery but each day is better than the last.”

He added; “It was Dr. Tayo Ojo, a neurosurgeon here in Nigeria that did the surgery. So many people begged me to leave the country and get the surgery done but something kept me back here because I still had trust in us. We just need more investment in our health sector.”