Weeks before Emmanuel Ugolee confirmed a cancer scare on his Instagram, he decided that he could not handle anymore health issues and had resigned himself to the worst outcome.
While recovering from a kidney problem at a hospital, a doctor had told him about the possibility of cancer after a medical operation.
Ugolee confirmed that two lumps were removed from his large intestines and one of them was likely cancerous.
Waiting for the outcome of a test result seemed quite a torture for the media personality.
“I had mentioned spending 18days in the hospital some weeks back.
It was the hardest 18days ever but 6 out of those days were indescribably torturous because I was waiting for the results of a biopsy.
“One of the procedures I had done was called a conoloscopy. They removed 2 lumps from the large intestines called polyps.
“The doctor explained that polyps can be cancerous or not but sadly, 1 of them in shape & size suggested it was cancerous from his experience. So while we waited for confirmation, I recieved material to read on understanding colon cancer.
“Smiling with his hand on my shoulder : ‘Be cool, we caught it early and would check every 3years’ he said to me who was smiling back at him while the hottest tears my cheeks have ever felt waited for him to shut the door
“Haba now? How? Me? Cancer? It felt too unreal. I just knew I couldn’t handle this one. No way.
“Who was going to tell my mother that I had cancer too? The week earlier she was happy my lungs, liver and heart were certified to be in great shape and the kidney chapter was about to be closed. How do we flip open a cancer chapter after that?
“I wont lie to you, I was certain that my patience, strength & faith had finally come to the breakage bustop.
“Stupidly, I asked God to please give her the strength to bear it and stop me from waking up the next morning.”
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A lesson learned
The cancer scare only slightly roughened feathers as the doctor confirmed to him that there was no cause for alarm.
His experiences has brought him to a better understanding about his existence and his religion.
Ugolee analyses that most obstacles are not designed to break the individual.
“Finally, my doctor walks in. I shut my eyes coz I didn’t want to read his expression. His words fell on my ears ‘Mr Ugolee! They were benign’.
“Be-what? ‘Benign. No trace at all of cancer. I’m suprised’.
“The joy, you cannot imagine. God knew I couldn’t take it and didn’t let it close,” Emmanuel notes on his Instagram.
It has been a long journey getting back in shape.
At the early stage of his diagnosis confirming that he has a kidney disease, some Nigerian celebrities including Seun Kuti and D’banj rallied for support to help him come up with funds needed for a kidney transplant.
D’banj is reported to have donated N1 million to help with Ugolee’s treatment.
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the TV host shares a note of appreciation to his Instagram followers for supporting him during his time of difficulty.