Criselda Kananda opens up about the highs and lows of removing her womb

Criselda Kananda opens up about the highs and lows of removing her womb. Her uterus and cervix were surgically removed not long ago. Criselda Kanada, a radio host and author, spoke candidly with afromambo about her health concerns and the big surgery that has prevented her from having any more children.

She recently shared on social media that she is healing. “Goodbye to organs that gave me three beautiful angels disguised as daughters. It was a major surgery that helps me rid myself of recurring fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, chronic pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding for months on end,” she wrote

Criselda Kananda opens up about the highs and lows of removing her womb

Speaking to afromambo, Criselda says the operation was hectic and she needed counselling after. “I did a total abdominal hysterectomy. All reproductive organs were removed after three beautiful daughters and many unfortunate health complications,” she says.

A total abdominal hysterectomy entails the removal of the uterus and cervix. The ovaries and Fallopian tubes may occasionally be removed by the surgeon. Through a cut in the lower belly, it is carried out. Criselda underwent surgery on March 27, 2023, and is now fully recovered.

“I am completely healed. Though it was a hectic operation, healing happened much quicker than I thought,” she says, adding that, “I was experiencing symptoms of menopause, with a family history of cancer and there was really no longer a need for me to keep dysfunctional organs even though I felt sad post-operation. It felt like I was robbed of my womanhood.”

She admits that she needed mental and spiritual healing. “I needed to be counselled out of feeling sorry for myself and focus on healing. I’m now healed and back at work doing what I love, creating many forms of pathways of healing,” she says.

Currently employed by 3Sixty Global Solutions as a corporate affairs professional, she also runs Positive Talk Services, which she uses to promote her book You Are Never Alone while MCing events and providing training and facilitation.

“I serve on worthy course boards for South African Women in Dialogue founded by Mrs. Zanele Mbeki and am a council member for Africa Reach chaired by Namibian First Lady HE Monica Geingos. I am also serving on the National Strategic Plan for the country’s response towards Gender Based Violence and Femicide.” But she also longs to go back to radio.

“People are longing for wholesome and healing content. We are living in very difficult times where the content around us is predominantly entertainment and we need healing.” She is also in the process of writing her second book. “I’m definitely writing about my womb journey and its highs and lows.”