Oprah thought she had ter­ri­ble dis­ease

The Star (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Oprah Win­frey feared the “worst” af­ter seek­ing an on­line di­ag­no­sis when she fell ill.

The 64-year-old me­dia mogul turned to the In­ter­net when the left side of her chin swelled up but was scared by the re­sults she found when she searched for “swollen lymph gland causes”.

She wrote in a story for O, The Oprah Magazine: “None of the re­sults were good. For the next four hours, I thought the worst. Why would a neck sud­denly swell? Maybe it wasn’t sud­den. Maybe what­ever it was had been grow­ing for days, or longer, and I only now no­ticed.”

Oprah im­me­di­ately booked a doc­tor’s ap­point­ment, where she ex­pected to be told she had a “ter­ri­ble dis­ease”. She was stunned when she was given the real di­ag­no­sis and a sim­ple so­lu­tion to com­bat her symp­toms.

She con­tin­ued: “When I fi­nally opened my mouth to say ‘ahhh,’ I was pre­pared for the doc­tor to say, ‘I’m so sorry, Ms Win­frey, you have ‘Insert ter­ri­ble dis­ease’.

“What she ac­tu­ally said was, ‘I think your sali­vary glands are blocked. Go home, drink plenty of wa­ter, and try suck­ing on some lemons to stim­u­late your sali­vary ducts.’“

The Wrin­kle in Time star was so stunned by the doc­tor’s verdict, she went for a sec­ond opin­ion — and re­ceived the same di­ag­no­sis.

Oprah Win­frey

Kanye West

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