Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, had remove her womb to live a normal life according to what she shared with her fans at a recent event.
Nse has shared her struggle with fans at a recent even tagged Conversation With Nse. The actress explained that she was diagnosed with a condition called Adenomyosis whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus. As a result, she had to remove her womb.
According to The Guardian, she said: “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literally telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.”
However, rather than abandon her, Nse revealed that her husband was quite supportive despite the sad news. “Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality.”
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Nse also admitted that she fell into depression knowing that she would not be unable to have a child seeing as the African society taught her that she has to have a child to be appreciated. However, she thanked God that the hate from trolls has been unable to break her. “I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born? But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me. I’m thankful for Nollywood.” We wish Nse the much needed strength to go through this.