My mother had cancer and dementia – Uriel Oputa

Uriel Oputa and mother

Big Brother Naija 2017 contestant and singer, Uriel Oputa, has revealed that she discovered four months ago that her mother had cancer and had to endure watching her cry out in pain.

Uriel made this known in a video she shared on Instagram on Thursday. In the video, her brother is seen taking their mum for a walk.

The reality TV show star thanked her brothers for taking care of their mum and revealed that the old lady’s surgery was a success and she is now cancer free.

“Look at God. I found out she had Cancer 4 months ago she would wake me up every night screaming in pain. The night before her Colonoscopy she screamed all night in pain,” she wrote in the lengthy post.


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Look at God.. I found out she had Cancer 4 months ago she would wake me up every night screaming in pain. The night before her Coloncospy she screamed all night the pain..I was so scared I called my Gate man and Ran out of the room in fear. I wanted to pee my pants It was 1 am I had no pain killers at home, I’m normally afraid to enter Taxis late, but I had to buy pain killers, I sat up all Night watching my mum checking if she was still breathing. The Day of the Cancer scan… I Saw the tumour live and direct .. I went “Numb” called my brothers we all cried.. because she was already weak from the stroke and Dementia.. My little brother had already set his mind on saying his Good byes All the Doctors in the UK didn’t think she would make it. The Day I wheeled mum in to the operating Room I was sooo scared I just held her and prayed I spoke In tongues the Doctors must of thought I was crazy. I just want Thank God. My Brothers Obieze, Odie ,Ken,Bcar. Thank you For looking after mum Cooking Singing washing changing even doing her make up. I LOVE YOU MY FOUR KINGS I can’t tell you enough brothers I love you all. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to work.. I miss having mum with me but I’m 100 percent focused. Carol Ajike. Thank you so much. Carol thank you My mum is Cancer free God Dalu God will make a way where there is no way Everything Fashioned to work against you will work for you

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Uriel has always been open about her mum’s battle with dementia.

In an interview with this year, Uriel spoke on finding out her mum had dementia.

She said, “We started to notice quite early because we’ll be watching stuff and she’ll be asking you the same questions over again.

“One day, she tried to cook chicken but ended up putting the whole chicken packet with the plastic inside the microwave. If nobody came at the right time, the place would have exploded.

“She’ll be cooking, frying something, everywhere will be smoky and she won’t notice. She’ll come inside the house, she will leave the front door open and she won’t know. It was very scary.”

Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.