It been 10 years when Ms Abigail Ashley, a TV Host of My Life My Health of United Television (UTV) was diagnosed with kidney stage four.
The disease which came as a heavy big blow to the TV host and her entire family including friends was a tough situation to be fight with.
After being able to fight the disease with the help of God, Abigail stated that, she could never be able to give birth yet she had some plans of adopting.
Ms Ashley said, “Once you are diagnosed of having chronic kidney disease, you can’t give birth but I have plans of adopting. I thought about it sometime ago but I just let it slide, I think it is time to revisit it again.” she disclosed.
Abigail is now in the prepared mood to visits any children home from any moment for her choice of a child whether boy or a girl.
Narrating how it all started 10 years ago, Ms Ashley said, “I was having frequent headaches and I did the usual by taking pain killers. One evening, I started coughing blood, I was taken to the Airport Hospital and some tests were run.”
She continued, “the next day, I realised I was swollen and I couldn’t breathe properly. A doctor advised that I was taken to Korle Bu. It was there that I was diagnosed with having the disease.”
“I remember afterward, I was given the option to either do the dialysis or go for a kidney transplant. The doctors did well by taking me through what the dialysis entailed. According to them, once I start, I would have to do it for the rest of my life and it was very expensive. But they went on to tell me that if I eat well, exercise and pray, I would be fine”, she stated.
However, the TV host who had been living her life all in fear of dying, is today thanking God for the many years of life and still asking for more years.
She said, I just thank God for my life and I think my faith in Him is why I made it this far.
Currently, I am not bothered about death anymore, I am not worried. I only pray for more years so that I can fulfill my purpose on earth. I have a deep understanding of love and happiness so I laugh a lot and smile the least chance I get and that motivated me to write my first book, Behind My Smiles,” she added.