Popular Mercy Johnson Okojie, a Nigerian actress, and producer, has opened up about her struggle with life medication after being diagnosed with cancer.
During the newest episode of her YouTube culinary show, Mercy’s Menu, the actress said that she had a cancer scare that caused her physicians to put her on life support.
The actress also stated that she had surgery to remove her thyroid, a gland in the throat and that she is now on lifelong medication.
“I had a cancer scare in college, and I had like my thyroid removed,” Mercy explained for the first time about her life-changing operation and how she survived cancer. And it was an adventure for my husband and myself since we had kids.
“My last baby was 6 months old when we knew about it, and during the surgery, I found out that I had to live the rest of my life on medication.
“It was a reality that we had to face. You know, them giving me timing and telling me you can’t miss your medication. Once you wake up that’s the first thing. Telling me all of the side effects.”