Saturday, May 28, 2022

‘Crooklyn’ Star Zelda Harris Opens Up About Recovering After Fibroid Surgery [VIDEO]

Zelda Harris

*Zelda Harris, best known for her role Troy in Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn,” has opened up on social media about her recovery after undergoing uterine fibroid surgery.

As noted by icecreamconvos.com, the 34-year-old actress shared a post-surgery update via her Instagram page, along with the message: 

This year has been incredible. But through it all, I was fighting pain and discomfort within my own body. After months of trying to use alternative medicine practices to heal, I made the decision to turn to traditional western medicine to get help with my fibroids. That was a HARD decision – and it left me feeling like less of a woman. I had to go through a lot of pain at that stage. And then there was the impact it had on my artistic expression. As I was writing lyrics and arrangements of new songs, as my band was working on getting singles out, I had to go back into the studio multiple times because my pitch and breath and support were suffering tremendously as the fibroids grew. I felt like I was letting my band down. And because of the constant pain and fatigue, I felt like I was letting my job down. I felt like I was letting the people I love down. I struggled so much with that.

Continuing reading the rest of her lengthy post below. 

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This year has been incredible. But through it all, I was fighting pain and discomfort within my own body. After months of trying to use alternative medicine practices to heal, I made the decision to turn to traditional western medicine to get help with my fibroids. That was a HARD decision – and it left me feeling like less of a woman. I had to go through a lot of pain at that stage. And then there was the impact it had on my artistic expression. As I was writing lyrics and arrangements of new songs, as my band was working on getting singles out, I had to go back into the studio multiple times because my pitch and breath and support were suffering tremendously as the fibroids grew. I felt like I was letting my band down. And because of the constant pain and fatigue, I felt like I was letting my job down. I felt like I was letting the people I love down. I struggled so much with that. I learned some things this year. Believe your body when she tells you something’s off. Believe others when they mention they feel off. Seek guidance and information from all helpful realms. Try not to carry shame about your body’s ailments. Work not to carry shame for your body’s ailments. And breathe. Breathe through the pain. Breathe through the fear. I want to thank all the female warriors who took the time to discuss their procedures with me beforehand. I want to thank the brave, informed women who taught me how to advocate for myself with doctors. I want to thank all the survivors. I want to thank all the men in my life who listened intently and asked questions and asked how I wanted to be supported and believed my pain was real. I want to thank all my friends for supporting me and sending me positivity as I prepared for surgery. And I want to thank @courtney.kakebeats for coming with me all the way to the OR and singing to me when I was afraid and staying tethered to the hospital so he would be there when I woke up from anesthesia and for sleeping on a much too tiny chair in the hospital room so I wouldn’t be alone the first night. The next chapter is all about healing. I’m gonna be good to myself and take it one step at a time. #fibroids #strength #healing #thankful #love

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I learned some things this year. Believe your body when she tells you something’s off. Believe others when they mention they feel off. Seek guidance and information from all helpful realms. Try not to carry shame about your body’s ailments. Work not to carry shame for your body’s ailments. And breathe. Breathe through the pain. Breathe through the fear.

I want to thank all the female warriors who took the time to discuss their procedures with me beforehand. I want to thank the brave, informed women who taught me how to advocate for myself with doctors. I want to thank all the survivors. I want to thank all the men in my life who listened intently and asked questions and asked how I wanted to be supported and believed my pain was real. I want to thank all my friends for supporting me and sending me positivity as I prepared for surgery. And I want to thank @courtney.kakebeats for coming with me all the way to the OR and singing to me when I was afraid and staying tethered to the hospital so he would be there when I woke up from anesthesia and for sleeping on a much too tiny chair in the hospital room so I wouldn’t be alone the first night.

The next chapter is all about healing. I’m gonna be good to myself and take it one step at a time.

See Zelda’s original post (including video) via the IG embed above.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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