Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Kidney Transplant Complications

Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Kidney Transplant Complications

Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Kidney Transplant Complications

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Unlikely HeroesSelena Gomez and her friend Francia Raisa are opening up about the kidney transplant that saved Selena's life.

Selena Gomez' new kidney "flipped" after she had a transplant. "I had to write a will, which was scary because there's no guarantee I'll wake up", she said. My kidneys were shutting down. "My mentality was just to keep going.I didn't realize how much it was affecting my body".

Though she was trying to stay strong mentally, she couldn't save her kidneys from failing and she needed a transplant or she would've been on dialysis in just a few weeks, according to the interview. But they got through it side by side. "That was it. And I didn't want to ask a single person in my life". I hadn't asked anything.

"One day she came home and she was emotional", Raisa said.

All or Nothing star offered to get tested as soon as she learned about the seriousness of Selena's health struggle, brought on by her battle with autoimmune disease lupus, and she proved to be a match.

When Francia learned it could take seven to 10 years for Selena to receive a kidney donation from a stranger, she offered up her own organ without hesitation.

It turned out that she, though Gomez's family was not, was a match.

It must have been terrifying for Gomez to be unable to do something as simple as open a water bottle, and that really shows how much she was suffering at the time.

Gomez said the procedure, itself, was a physical and emotional test that did not go exactly as planned. "I don't think what we went through was easy, I don't think it was fun". "She loves Selena and so she was torn".

Continuing the story, Francia shared, "My mum didn't wanna be there (in the hospital) until I woke up (after surgery)".

Selena Gomez is speaking out about an urgent kidney transplant she underwent over the summer that she's since said was a "life or death" outcome of her lupus.

She learned that the kidney had turned around in her body and that she needed to go back into surgery. "My teeth were like grinding, I was freaking out", Selena said.

"I remember waking up two hours after [the surgery], I saw my mom, I saw my stepdad, and I felt okay". Gomez's kidney apparently flipped inside her body, causing vast pain and an additional surgery. And now that more details about Gomez's kidney transplant have come out, the situation and the process that led to the transplant sound even scarier.

But the adaptation process was very long: "You have to stay in bed, you have the right to walk for an hour per day".

'You can't do any stairs or play anything insane'. They also couldn't dress themselves or take a shower. And I said, 'What's wrong?' and that's when she told me.

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