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Television actress, Chhavi Mittal recently went through breast cancer surgery, and the mother of two has shown her bravest side all through the most challenging phase of her life. From creating a calm environment in the hospital by cracking jokes with the doctors to flaunting her smooth dance moves by shooting Instagram Reels, Chhavi has become an inspiration for many cancer survival. Now, the actress opened up about her post-surgery do’s and don’t’s, her diet and whether she opted for counselling or not.
On April 29, 2022, Chhavi and her doting hubby, Mohit Hussein had celebrated their 17th marriage anniversary in the hospital. Taking to her IG handle, Chhavi had posted a cutesy video of them cutting a chocolate cake in the presence of their son, Arham and daughter, Areeza. Alongside it, she had written:
"This has actually turned out to be the best anniversary ever!"
The actress, Chhavi Mittal had resumed her work for 15 days during her recovery process and had stunned everyone with her positive attitude towards life. In a recent interview with ETimes, Chhavi disclosed her diet chart post the surgery. She shared that though the doctors have not advised any do’s and don’t’s, she included seasonal fruits and seeds in her diet. Chhavi has strictly excluded dairy products and non-vegetarian dishes as she feels acidic. She also talked about radiation therapy and shared:
“The doctors haven't prescribed any do's and don'ts. I have included a list of seasonal fruits and seeds and cut down on non-vegetarian food and dairy products. If I feel acidic or my stomach is upset, I alter the diet on my own. I am very hopeful that it's all going to be fine. I am told that radiation therapy is advanced and no side effects will occur. Even if there are some, I am informed that they will go away in 15 days. Nothing will happen to me. God is with me. If he wasn't, I wouldn't have discovered the lump.”
In the same interview, Chhavi mentioned that some people had advised her to take therapies. However, she feels that she does not need therapies as she has complete faith in the doctors and has curated enough information from the breast cancer survivors. She said that she had even driven a car before her surgery. In her words:
“Some people have advised me to take therapy; they feel I'm shoving it under the carpet- but I am actually built like that. I have got a hold of knowledge, have faith in doctors and have spoken to a lot of breast cancer survivors. I resumed working for 15 days in between. The more normal I behave, the better. Before the surgery I was even driving; my husband (Mohit Hussein) was not sure if I should but I told him to relax as we have an automatic car and just my left hand would be enough. ”
Further in the interview, Chhavi opened up about one of the toughest times of her life when she had to inform her 9-year-old daughter, Azeena, about her breast cancer. Chhavi can be quoted as saying:
“I picked her in my lap and explained to her that unlike in Nani's case, I am not old and I shall recover. I explained to her that just like how a cut is given in a C-section, they would give a cut in my breast and bring the lump out. I told her I would be hospitalized but I would be back in the gym soon. She said she would like to stay in the hospital like my mom and husband had parked themselves. She wanted to look after me.”
We wish Chhavi Mittal a speedy recovery!