Selena Gomez went through depression after her life-saving kidney transplant
The two girls did not estimate just how hard the surgery and the aftermath of it would be.
Selena Gomez has had a challenging few years when it comes to her health and the singer had to undergo a kidney transplant for her lupus condition. A close friend of Selena's, Francia Raisa, who had donated the organ revealed that Gomez allegedly went through depression during the entire process.
As reported by Self Magazine, the 29-year-old recalled how she was told that Gomez will recover after the operation. However, both the girls went through some mental health struggles. Raisa said, "It’s going to be hard, the recipient is going to glow and she’s going to recover a lot faster than the donor because she’s getting something she needs and you are losing something you don’t need to lose. It’s going to be hard."
Selena spoke about,"I think it's a battle I'm gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I'm okay with that because I know that I'm choosing myself over anything else. I'm starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I'm healthy. If that's good, everything else will fall into place."
Francia remembers how both she and Selena went through depression and nothing could have prepared either of the two girls for how hard the surgery and the aftermath would be. "Your scars don’t define you. It’s a part of your story,’ she continued. ‘It’s a part of the story that makes you special and you different."
"It was rough for a couple of months. This last year has been the craziest of my life … I don’t think I would have been able to handle it as well if I hadn’t have gone through the storms in my life … storms suck but it’s helped me appreciate my next journey and my next chapter in life," she continued.
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