Following her surgery, Selena Gomez seems to be doing great health-wise. However, her lifesaver, best friend Francia Raisa revealed that the procedure was not completely without complications!
According to the donor, after the kidney transplant, Gomez almost died.
During a brand new interview, Raisa told all about the very difficult time they both had during recuperation, including the fact that just a few hours after the surgery, Selena faced a serious complication.
‘A few hours after our surgery, I woke up and had a text from her that said, ‘I am really scared.’ My kidney was very active, and when it turned, it broke an artery. They had to take her into emergency surgery and get a vein from her leg and build a new artery to keep my kidney in place. She could have died,’ Francia admitted.
But of course, that does not mean that Raisa’s recuperation was any easier.
‘It is harder as the donor because we’re losing something our body did not need to lose, so trying to recover from that – and she is gaining something her body needed,’ she explained back in February while on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show.
I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process. This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story. For more information regarding Lupus, please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org — Love you sis, so glad we’re on this journey together. ❤️ xx
‘I have four scars. It was laparoscopic. The mothers out there who had C-sections, I feel you. I do not know how you take care of a child afterward. It’s crazy. I could not get up without having someone help me. That was humbling. I could not take a shower all by myself. I had to have someone help me because I could not move.’
Raisa who is an active person also had a really difficult time standing still for the months after the transplant as the doctors had ordered.
Thankfully, everything turned out alright, and both of them are perfectly healthy today.