Two years ago, Isabel Granada had her right ovary removeddue to a cyst. This time, she discovered that her left ovary also had two cystsbut these were also removed through surgery.
Before the screening of the film Xenoa 2: Clash of theBloods last night, October 5, at SM Megamall,PEP (PhilippineEntertainment Portal] was able to talk with Isabel Granada about theoperations that she recently underwent.
She told PEP that the two cysts were accidentally discoveredwhen she had a myoma removed from her uterus. According to medterms.com, amyoma is a benign tumor of smooth muscle usually found on the wall of theuterus.
"It's been two months [since the operation]. I'm doingwell," says Isabel. "I can't really play badminton as I used to before kasigumagaling pa lang ang mga sugat. Actually after the first week of operation,nag-pictorial na ako for La Lola then the next week, I started shootingfor La Lola. Basta sabi ko lang, walang stunts."
In the said GMA-7 primetime show, Isabel plays the role of ashaman or babaylan.
The actress clarified that aside from removing the myomafrom her ovary, she also had her appendix removed. "Hindi lang ang myoma angtinanggal, pati rin yung appendix. They found out na may cysts ako sa leftovary ko kasi yung right ovary ko wala na kasi. Healthy pa naman yung leftovary ko."
Did she feel nervous about the operation? "Binawasan konerbiyos ko sa operasyon para relaxed yung katawan ko. Pero ngayon, 100 percentrecovered na. Awa ng Diyos, nakayanan ko naman."
Do these operations affect her chances of getting pregnant?
"Definitely not. I was even advised to get pregnant right away kaya lang sabiko naman, medyo may phobia na ako sa operations. This is my third majoroperation already. Hopefully, next year pa naman ang plan namin for the nextbaby."
Isabel's husband is businessman-politician Geryk GenaskyAguas and they have a five-year old son named Hubert.
She narrates her experience during the delicate operation."I was on general anesthesia pero the funny thing is that by the time I got to theoperating room, awake pa rin ako. Hindi bukas yung mata ko pero yung diwa kogising pa rin so naririnig ko yung doctors talk kung anong tatanggalin. I heardeverything pero wala akong nararamdaman."
Isabel dispelled rumors that she has cancer."Yung nga naririnig, I'm so sorry to say the "C" word pero wala ako nito. Benignnaman yung cyst ko, 'tsaka myoma ko.
"Wala rin naman akong nararamdaman na kakaiba or panghihina or pagkawala nggana sa pagkain. I didn't think that it was cancer kasi pag cancer alam namannatin na may changes talaga sa katawan mo. Thank God naman at wala."
The premiere of Xenoa 2 took place last night,November 5, but the regular screening will begin on November 12 in SM cinemasnationwide.
"They would not really see me that much here [in the movie] pero ako yung Titani Victor Basa," says Isabel about her role. In this indie sci-fi film, sheplays the alien Eli who discovers that she is one of the three royal siblingsfrom the planet Xenoa. She learns that her nephew Clyde (Victor) is abusing hispowers and wants to claim a powerful necklace for his own gain.
Also present during the premiere night were Victor Basa,Lance Raymundo, Rey Talosig, and Roxanne Barcelo.