I found myself in ICU, I almost died – Florence Masebe

Florence Masebe will be joining other actors and the South African Guild of Actors in parliament to present the Performers Protection Amendment Bill | Image: Twitter

Florence Masebe will be joining other actors and the South African Guild of Actors in parliament to present the Performers Protection Amendment Bill | Image: Twitter

After being discharged from hospital, Masebe says she had to wear a mask to avoid getting infections.

In what she said was her gratitude note, legendary actor Florence Masebe has shared what she went through in 2018, saying she almost died. Masebe said she spent most of February in hospital fighting for her life.

“I found myself in ICU, almost died and was almost put on a ventilator,” she said.

Though she was discharged from hospital, Masebe said she spent the rest of the year in a “constant battle” to avoid further infections, though it didn’t always go her way.

“I didn’t always win. There’s always that coughing or sneezing person. At some point I was wearing a mask in my own home so I wouldn’t make others sick and so that I would not pick up any more bugs.”

However, she said her health had improved now and was able to do light exercise.

“I have so much to be thankful for. I am here. Healthier. Breathing. The medication blew me up. I’m thankful for it. It saved my life.

“Mercy keeps saying No!”

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Reflections… My 2018 health file. I found myself in ICU, almost died and was almost put on a ventilator. This was in February. Almost all of it I was here. The rest of the the year was a constant battle to avoid any further infections. I didn’t always win. There’s always that coughing or sneezing person. At some point I was wearing a mask in my own home so I wouldn’t make others sick and so that I would not pick up any more bugs. I have so much to be thankful for. I am here. Healthier. Breathing. I can finally do light exercise again. Baby steps. I must not get carried away. I tend to. The medication blew me up. I’m thankful for it. It saved my life. There was that one angel nurse in ICU. Sister Busi. I can never forget her. I will always thank her. This body went through a lot this year. A delayed reaction to all that the soul has been through. I am thankful for this life and this journey. Mercy keeps saying No! #MyAsthmaDiary #GratitudeNote

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