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Doctor Told Me I Have Four More Years To Live, Says Actress Kemi Afolabi

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Nollywood actress Kemi Afolabi-Adesipe in a recent interview revealed that she has four more years to live based on the medical reports.

The popular actress said she is suffering from an incurable condition that has drained her financially, emotionally, and physically.

The actress said she has lupus, an incurable condition for which a doctor said she has five more years to live.

She has lived one of the five years the doctor told her about.

In the excerpt of the interview shared on Jideonwo’s Instagram page, the 43-year-old movie star, quoting the doctor, said: “Make sure you are with your loved ones. At least, you still have up to like five years.”

Speaking about her diagnosed ailment, she said: “I have lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life.”

She explained at some points she spent N1.2 million weekly yet the treatment was working.

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” It was not working, I was in pain, I was crying,” she said moving to tears.

Last month, the film star recounted how she was diagnosed with an incurable disease which led her to sell her properties and secure space for her burial.

Afolabi recalled that she visited different hospitals because she was short of breath before eventually diagnosed “of a condition that has no cure but can be managed by medications and takes me in and out of the hospital at will.”

What is lupus?

According to Mayoclinic, Lupus is a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs, or even sunlight. While there’s no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.

Symptoms

No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.

The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
  • A butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose or rashes elsewhere on the body
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
  • Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches, confusion, and memory loss
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