Nag-uumapaw na get well soon messages ang natanggap ni 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo sa kanyang social media mula sa mga pageant fans sa buong mundo.
Kasunod ito ng ibinahaging post ng former Miss Universe kung saan ipinakita niya ang pinagdaanang operasyon para alisin ang endometrioma o cyst sa kanyang ovaries.
“Yesterday I had surgery for my endometriosis Not a very glamorous post but I felt like I needed to share this to create more awareness around this disease. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue from the uterine lining decides to grow in other random parts of your body, causing pain,” una nitong kwento sa Instagram.
Sa bahagi ng post, ipinaliwanag din ni Olivia ang posibleng mangyayari kung hindi aalisin ang bukol sa kanyang katawan.
“This can interfere with fertility and overall health and honestly - happiness. To top things off, it is excruciatingly painful but nearly impossible to see through an ultrasound (unless you have endometrioma/chocolate cysts on your ovaries- that’s what I had)."
Inamin rin ng beauty queen na matagal na niyang iniinda ang sakit tuwing dumadalaw ang kanyang monthly period.
"I have been in agony for years around my period and I was misdiagnosed countless times by doctors. 'Just take Tylenol every day' 'ultrasound looks normal,' 'I think you just need to rest more, periods are always uncomfortable for people,' etc.,” sabi pa niya.
At sa pinagdaanang operasyon, gusto rin maging halimbawa ni Olivia na huwag ipagsawalang bahala ng mga kababaihan ang nararamdaman na sakit tuwing dumadalaw na ang monthly period.
“I know a lot of people out there in the endo community are familiar with these diagnoses, which is why I am so passionate about this. Painful periods are not normal!” sabi pa ni Olivia.
Isang inspirational message din ang ibinahagi ni Olivia sa mga tulad niya na dumanas ng kaparehong kondisyon.
“To anyone out there who has endometriosis, I understand the depression, and overall loneliness that can occur with a condition that is so painful yet so hard to be interpreted by other people outside of the body. It’s hard when chronic pain is not validated and you don’t get an answer or understanding. To my endo warriors, I will continue to spread more awareness around endometriosis so that your symptoms can be validated. You are not alone and you are so strong!"
Si Olivia Culpo ang kinoronahan na Miss Universe 2012, ang edisyon kung saan itinanghal naman na first runner-up ang Pinay beauty queen na si Janine Tugonon.