Former PBB housemate Margo Midwinter survives 10-hour surgery to remove liver tumor

IMAGE Courtesy: @margomidwinter on Instagram

Umaasa ang dating Pinoy Big Brother 737 housemate na si Margo Midwinter na tuluyan na siyang gumaling matapos sumailalim sa liver-tumor operation. Ilang buwan na raw siyang namimilipit sa sakit, ngunit nilabanan niya ito sa pamamagitan ng gamot at pagmamahal na ipinakita ng kanyang boyfriend at pamilya. 


Masayang inanunsiyo ni Pinoy Big Brother 737 housemate Margo Midwinter na naging matagumpay ang lagpas sampung oras na operasyon sa kanya noong Linggo, October 8.

Sumailalim sa operasyon ang 25-year-old Filipino-British model upang tanggalin ang tumor sa kanyang atay.

Na-diagnose na may liver tumor si Margo ilang buwan na ang nakararaan.

Ilang buwan na rin daw siyang nakakaramdam ng matinding sakit, ngunit idinadaan lamang niya sa pag-inom ng gamot.

Kuwento ni Margo sa kanyang Instagram account, “A week ago today I was excited to attend the starmagic ball, how a week has changed - now I'm excited to be released from the hospital and go home. I had been living in pain for months, a mass in my body was growing.

“My boyf saw me everyday and knew the pain I was experiencing, I would work and yes post wonderful photos but most of the time I was heavily medicated. 

"Dr Catherine Teh performed a 10hour surgery, she even discredited the doctor in the NHS who informed me key hole would be impossible and my surgery would have to be open.

"I woke up and not only felt relief that my ordeal was over but I felt joy to know that the procedure had been done laparoscopic. God guided her hands to work wonders on me.

"They removed the 13cm tumour plus 68% of my liver as they were attached, but I had no complications.

"The tumour is having a biopsy but we are quite confident it's benign. I'm so thankful to God for this second chance at life.

"All of this wouldn't have been possible without my Mikey.

"He never gave up searching for a better doctor. He sacrificed work to attend all my doctors schedules and appointments, he held my hand while I did numerous medical exams and he stayed with me during the recovery instead of sleeping at home.

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"He was by my side during my worse days and now he gets to see me at my best. 

"I'm out of ICU, recovering in my room. I still haven't been able to walk but with the care of my amazing strong mammy I know it will happen soon. I'm very thankful to have my parents with me.

"Thank you to everyone who visited me, especially Mike's parents, my relatives and our friends. To everyone who sent prayers and well wishes, it means a lot.

"This may have been one of my hardest trails in my life, but God blessed me with a wonderful surgeon, doctors and nurses. He also gave me an incredible man in my life. @mikevilli 

"Everything truly is in god's perfect timing."

A week ago today I was excited to attend the starmagic ball, how a week has changed - now I'm excited to be released from the hospital and go home. I had been living in pain for months, a mass in my body was growing. My boyf saw me everyday and knew the pain I was experiencing, I would work and yes post wonderful photos but most of the time I was heavily medicated. Dr Catherine Teh performed a 10hour surgery, she even discredited the doctor in the NHS who informed me key hole would be impossible and my surgery would have to be open. I woke up and not only felt relief that my ordeal was over but I felt joy to know that the procedure had been done laparoscopic. God guided her hands to work wonders on me. They removed the 13cm tumour plus 68% of my liver as they were attached, but I had no complications. The tumour is having a biopsy but we are quite confident it's benign. I'm so thankful to God for this second chance at life. All of this wouldn't have been possible without my Mikey. He never gave up searching for a better doctor. He sacrificed work to attend all my doctors schedules and appointments, he held my hand while I did numerous medical exams and he stayed with me during the recovery instead of sleeping at home. He was by my side during my worse days and now he gets to see me at my best. I'm out of ICU, recovering in my room. I still haven't been able to walk but with the care of my amazing strong mammy I know it will happen soon. I'm very thankful to have my parents with me. Thank you to everyone who visited me, especially Mike's parents, my relatives and our friends. To everyone who sent prayers and well wishes, it means a lot. This may have been one of my hardest trails in my life, but God blessed me with a wonderful surgeon, doctors and nurses. He also gave me an incredible man in my life. @mikevilli Everything truly is in god's perfect timing. ????????????

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Sa isa pa niyang post, pinasalamatan ng Star Magic talent ang lahat ng tumulong at nagdasal para sa kanyang paggaling.

Kalakip ng post na ito ang larawan nila ng kanyang boyfriend na kuha sa Maldives, bago ang kanyang operasyon at wala pa siyang peklat. 

Sabi ni Margo sa caption: "I still haven't been able to look at my scars, so I'm posting a pic of my body before the operation. Thankfully @mikevilli took pics in my swim wear so I will have memories..."

Dagdag pa niya, "From my previous post I have found out many great people worked with my doctor which only validates me more that my partner and I made the right decision (the power of social media).

"Thank you to everyone who reached out to me, for all the prayers, support and love."

I still haven't been able to look at my scars, so I'm posting a pic of my body before the operation. Thankfully @mikevilli took pics in my swim wear so I will have memories, ????. To Dr Catherine Teh and her colleagues thank you for being incredible ???? plus the nurses who attended to me in icu and my room Patrick, Prince, Kristen, Bianca, Lea, Hazel, Lyssa, RL the nurse with the cute glasses, gosh I can't remember everyone as I was still recovering from anesthesia and in pain, (basically room 656 #stlukesglobal) thank you for being great despite being understaffed. ????From my previous post I have found out many great people worked with my doctor which only validates me more that my partner and I made the right decision (the power of social media). Thank you to everyone who reached out to me, for all the prayers, support and love. Margo ???? xoxo

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Si Margo ay sumali sa PBB 737 noong 2015.

Pagkatapos nito, naging bahagi siya ng Star Magic at paminsan-minsan ay naggi-guest sa TV5 show na Happinas, Happy Hour.

Sa ngayon ay naghu-host siya ng isang lifestyle show sa ABS-CBN Lifestyle Channel. 

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