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PEP: Isabel Granada can get pregnant despite ovarian operation

Two years ago, Isabel Granada had her right ovary removed due to a cyst. This time, she discovered that her left ovary also had two cysts but these were also removed through surgery. Before the screening of the film Xenoa 2: Clash of the Bloods last night, October 5, at SM Megamall, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal] was able to talk with Isabel Granada about the operations that she recently underwent. She told PEP that the two cysts were accidentally discovered when she had a myoma removed from her uterus. According to, a myoma is a benign tumor of smooth muscle usually found on the wall of the uterus. "It's been two months [since the operation]. I'm doing well," says Isabel. "I can't really play badminton as I used to before kasi gumagaling pa lang ang mga sugat. Actually after the first week of operation, nag-pictorial na ako for La Lola then the next week, I started shooting for La Lola. Basta sabi ko lang, walang stunts." In the said GMA-7 primetime show, Isabel plays the role of a shaman or babaylan. The actress clarified that aside from removing the myoma from her ovary, she also had her appendix removed. "Hindi lang ang myoma ang tinanggal, pati rin yung appendix. They found out na may cysts ako sa left ovary ko kasi yung right ovary ko wala na kasi. Healthy pa naman yung left ovary ko." Did she feel nervous about the operation? "Binawasan ko nerbiyos ko sa operasyon para relaxed yung katawan ko. Pero ngayon, 100 percent recovered na. Awa ng Diyos, nakayanan ko naman." Do these operations affect her chances of getting pregnant? "Definitely not. I was even advised to get pregnant right away kaya lang sabi ko naman, medyo may phobia na ako sa operations. This is my third major operation already. Hopefully, next year pa naman ang plan namin for the next baby." Isabel's husband is businessman-politician Geryk Genasky Aguas and they have a five-year old son named Hubert. She narrates her experience during the delicate operation. "I was on general anesthesia pero the funny thing is that by the time I got to the operating room, awake pa rin ako. Hindi bukas yung mata ko pero yung diwa ko gising pa rin so naririnig ko yung doctors talk kung anong tatanggalin. I heard everything pero wala akong nararamdaman." Isabel dispelled rumors that she has cancer. "Yung nga naririnig, I'm so sorry to say the "C" word pero wala ako nito. Benign naman yung cyst ko, 'tsaka myoma ko. "Wala rin naman akong nararamdaman na kakaiba or panghihina or pagkawala ng gana sa pagkain. I didn't think that it was cancer kasi pag cancer alam naman natin na may changes talaga sa katawan mo. Thank God naman at wala." The premiere of Xenoa 2 took place last night, November 5, but the regular screening will begin on November 12 in SM cinemas nationwide. "They would not really see me that much here [in the movie] pero ako yung Tita ni Victor Basa," says Isabel about her role. In this indie sci-fi film, she plays the alien Eli who discovers that she is one of the three royal siblings from the planet Xenoa. She learns that her nephew Clyde (Victor) is abusing his powers and wants to claim a powerful necklace for his own gain. Also present during the premiere night were Victor Basa, Lance Raymundo, Rey Talosig, and Roxanne Barcelo. - Philippine Entertainment Portal