Francia Raisa: 'Brutal recovery from kidney surgery was humbling'


Raisa described the powerful moment when she understood the enormous struggle Gomez was going through, and said it was the moment she ultimately chose to volunteer her own kidney to her friend.

"I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death".

Selena Gomez shared the details of her harrowing kidney transplant in an emotional interview Monday morning.

While Raisa's operation went smoothly, Gomez had to undergo an emergency second surgery after one of her arteries had flipped. She chucked it and she started crying. "That was the day I came home and she volunteered, she did it".

She recalled: "My teeth were like grinding, I was freaking out". The list is seven to 10 years long, ' and it just vomited out of me. Francia immediately volunteered to get tested and found out she was a match.

But she didn't need to ask Francia, who lived with Selena at the time and had witnessed the singer's deteriorating condition firsthand. "It's really hard to think about or even swallow", she said, adding that since the surgery, many of her symptoms have gone away.

Earlier this month, Selena Gomez revealed that she underwent a life-saving kidney transplant over the summer after her kidneys failed due to complications stemming from Lupus. "It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours", Selena said.

The friends weren't just up and running around afterward-it was a tough recovery process.

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But the adaptation process was very long: "You have to stay in bed, you have the right to walk for an hour per day". "I didn't want to ask a single person in my life" Gomez said in the same interview.

She also noted that girls were unable to shower.

Raisa, who was living with Gomez at the time, found out about the state of Selena's health when she was too weak to open a water bottle. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me".

Selena Gomez, who attended the Third Annual "InStyle Awards" presented by InStyle at The Getty Center on October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, opened up about her kidney transplant in a new interview.

"We couldn't take showers by ourselves", Raisa added".

"She saved my life". "Usually, the process takes like six months, so it was really fast". Her lupus has only a 3% to 5% chance of coming back, she said.

"I went through heartbreak this year and you left the studio and drove out of your way to come see me and comfort me". I don't think it was fun.