Selena Gomez Tearfully Reveals Her Second Surgery After Kidney Transplant Complications

31 Октября, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Greg Santos
  • 'I was freaking out': Selena Gomez reveals she was rushed BACK into surgery after transplant when her new kidney

The two pals recently sat down for a candid interview with USA breakfast show Today, which aired on Monday (30Oct17), and during the chat, Francia revealed her mother wasn't completely on board with her decision to go through such serious surgery.

Raisa described the powerful moment when she understood the huge struggle Gomez was going through, and said it was the moment she ultimately made a decision to volunteer her own kidney to her friend.

'I started to attempt to fall asleep, and in the middle of that process, I started hyperventilating and there was so much pain, ' said Gomez. "My teeth were like grinding, I was freaking out", Selena said. "Apparently one of the arteries had flipped". She was scared about it all, but knew she wanted to do this for Gomez. "It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours", Selena said.

And despite a "humbling" recovery process, during which Selena and Francia were only able to walk for about an hour a day and needed help doing everything, including taking showers, Selena said the ordeal has already had noticeable effects on her life. "You can't do any stairs or anything insane".

She also noted that girls were unable to shower.

Raisa insisted and went through the blood and urine tests as well as psychological and physical evaluations to make sure she was a fit candidate. "That's not real", the singer told host Savannah Guthrie. And her pal Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney to save Gomez's life, was right there by her side.

'My kidneys were just done.

"One day she came home, and she was emotional", Raisa said.

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However, one day it became too much when Selena couldn't physically open a water bottle. "I hadn't asked anything, I knew that she hadn't been feeling well. I am very thankful there are people who know what to do in that situation".

The transplant successfully took place this summer and Selena took to Instagram to reveal the good news to her 126 million followers by sharing a touching photo of them laying beside one another holding hands in their hospital beds.

Raisa agreed to donate her organ on the spot. And I said, 'What's wrong?' and that's when she told me. The list is seven to 10 years long. I got to see you [Francia] and tell you I love you. Raisa's surgery was first and when the removal of the kidney was successful, it was Gomez's turn. "It was what I needed to do for my overall health", Selena wrote in the emotional post.

The starlet thanked her friend, calling her "sis" and crediting her with saving her life.

Fortunately for the 25-year-old singer was able to find a willing donor in her best friend Francia Raisa, after doctors found that she was the flawless match.

Gomez calls the experience "really kind of life or death." I am incredibly blessed.

Her announcement triggered a wave of donations to The Lupus Research Alliance: $500,000 was raised in response to it, the highest amount it has ever received.

Selena revealed in 2015 she has been suffering from the complications of Lupus, an illness that attacks your healthy tissue and your organs.

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