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‘We decided I go for spinal surgery,” Yvonne Okwara on dealing with chronic pain

Citizen TV anchor, Yvonne Okwara has been unwell.

A reason she has been missing on our screens for quite a while.

Through her Insta, the eloquent media personality said that she had decided to take a ‘step back’ so that she could look after her mind and body.

Okwara revealed that she has been forced to deal with excruciating chronic back pain for two years.

(Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. Most people get back to normal after pain following an injury or operation. But sometimes the pain carries on for longer or comes on without any history of an injury or operation.)

She said that even after trying drugs and physio she made up her mind to go for spinal surgery, so she could fix everything once for all.

She wrote;

Hey guys. It’s been a while. Missed y’all.. I’m alive and well! 😜 But I needed to take a step back and look after my mind and body.

I’ve been dealing with 2 slip discs in my lower spine. Which have caused excruciating, chronic pain for close to 2 years now.

yvonne okwara on her birthday

One day I’ll write about what it’s like living with chronic pain. Every day. Putting on a brave face at work, with friends and how it changes your life, the mind and how exhausting and limiting it is. Always lurking in the background as you try to go about with your life. So, after trying everything from drugs to physio, we decided to go for spinal surgery to fix the problem.Thank you to those who’ve called, texted, and sent gifts.

Okwara hopes to make a quick recovery and get back to doing what she loves.

“In the meantime, stay safe y’all. Let’s avoid the stigma around COVID-19.#SikuNjema.


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