Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson has opened up about a cancer scare that led to her physicians prescribing her lifelong medication.
She revealed this during one of her Mercy’s Menu episodes; a cooking show with veteran actress Joke Silva.
The mum of four in the video revealed that she had a cancer scare and had her thyroid removed.
Mercy continued by saying she was educated on the side effects and implications of not using her treatment at the right time.
Only then did the actress and her husband Prince Odi Okojie have a discussion on how to deal with their new reality seeing as their last child was just 6 months old at that time.
“I’ve never discussed it where I had a cancer scare and I had my thyroid removed.
"It was like a journey for us. We had kids and my last was six months at that time
“We kept saying that we have to understand that, ‘this is the new us. Let’s go get the surgery done’.
"And when we got there, they said I was going to be on medication for the rest of my life.
“It was a reality that we had to sit down. Them giving me a time that ‘you cannot miss my medication.
"As you wake up, that’s the first thing’, and telling me all of the side effects.”
Joke Silva had earlier told Okojie about how she was able to manage the dementia diagnosis of her husband, veteran actor Olu Jacobs.
According to Silva, accepting her husband’s new reality helped her to manage the situation better.