Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha has taken to social media to share a throwback photo of herself.
She really looked very skinny as she indicated that the photo was taken four years ago when she 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing only 99 pounds.
She revealed that she couldn’t understand why or what was happening adding that as far she was concerned she was healthy, eating well and never had an medical issues outside of her GERD ( Gastric Esophagus Reflux Disease) popularly known as stomach ulcer depending on the stage.
The post she made reads;
“May God use your enemies to give you a wake up call.
A point of reflection..
This was me 2017,
5 feet 7 inches tall weighing only 99 pounds..
I couldn’t understand why or what was happening, as far I was concerned I was healthy , eating well and never had an medical issues outside of my GERD ( Gastric Esophagus Reflux Disease) popularly known as stomach ulcer depending on the stage. I have lived with GERD since after the birth of my second daughter.
I knew how to manage my condition.
But this excessive weight loss was one thing I couldn’t explain..
I didn’t even know I was shrinking until a friend said Gina you are losing too much weight.. girl please eat.
Those who know me know I’ve never been a food lover , I have the not so cool relationship with food since I was a child.
It took a friend who declared herself an enemy because she couldn’t explain why I also got my shit together, as usual envy leads to hate..
I was stunned when she insinuated that I had AIDS just to mock her crazy self because I was not phased by her meanness, vindictiveness and out right hatred which was laughable at that time.
Her words was a wake up call for me to pay more attention to my health even though I was healthy, and doing great.
I became curious..
Long story short.. this picture here sent me into a journey of self discovery and healing that ended up leading to three multiple stomach surgeries and constant need to watch my hemoglobin because I had near misses episodes with death..
My hemoglobin was low , when I mean low, I mean a dead low of 3.2 and my white blood count was 1.2…
Multiple trips to the ER for infusions..
I was glad it took a friend turn enemy to say the most vile and mean spirited things to me, to make me take my health more seriously and pay more attention to my health.
Dearest women pay more attention to your body.. I had multiple brushes with death even though I thought I was healthy and got it all together as someone who works in the healthcare industry.
And to that friend, well you bet, karma is always sweet.. She was diagnosed with mental health.., was placed on multiple psychotic medications, so I forgave her for her madness.