‘How I Survived Ovarian Cyst Battle’ – Actress Zainab Balogun


Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu, a Nollywood actress, has spoken out about her successful battle with an ovarian cyst.

Balogun shared her story in a video posted on her Instagram page on Tuesday, which began when she was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and stage 3 endometriosis in 2020.

In her submission, she said;

“I have wanted to say these eight words for a very long time, that ‘I am the woman God has shown mercy’.

My story started in 2020 when I discovered I had two ovarian cyst and I had to have surgery for that. I have also diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis.

Fast forward to 2022, these cyst had reoccurred. The left cyst on my left ovary actually came back ‘stronger’ than before. So I was told I have to undergo surgery to remove the left ovary and left cyst in order to protect the right one, so that I can go ahead and do egg freezing.

And I was saying ‘God by April I don’t want to see these cysts in my body again. I want something new, something different.’

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April scans came, the cysts had reduced in size and I said, ‘God, I receive it, I’m grateful. However, this healing is not complete.’

Surgery was scheduled for the 4th 0f July. On the 1st of July I went to do my pre-surgery scans and before I left, I said to God that I want this scan to be different, and I felt it in my spirit that the Holy spirit was telling me, ‘Tomorrow, you’ll know.’

So I went for the scan. The radiologist said he could see the left cyst, however the right one has reabsorbed and I asked ‘what’s the difference in the size?’. He said, ‘I can’t see it, it’s not there anymore.’

Beginning of September, I went to do a MRI scan as recommended by this doctor. He told me, ‘This is treatable. These are the options you have for this’. So I said, ‘When it’s time for egg freezing, they’re going to inject me with hormones, so how is this going to affect the left cyst that is still there?’ So he told me, ‘There is no cyst’. I asked, ‘what do you mean?’

And he says ‘Thank God you didn’t go through surgery but there is no cysts in your body.’

I’ve wanted to be that woman that sits here and testifies. And I said to God, ‘If you can give me my miracle, I’d sit and testify that truly, what God cannot do, doesn’t exist.”