Many people know Sofia Vergara for her happy demeanor, but they don't know that when Vergara was 28, she battled thyroid cancer.
"They removed my thyroid and since then I have to use medication," Vergara said. "I got rid of the cancer and then for me it was, ‘Oh shoot, now I have to live with this condition my whole life ... I have to be on medication my whole life and I don’t have a thyroid.' So, of course I had to make myself realize what was going on with my body and I have to say in the past ten years, I never had a problem. I’m very very straight with the way I try to do what the doctor says and I go to my doctor religiously and get my blood tests."
After the cancer was discovered following a routine doctor's visit in 2000 and her thyroid was removed, Vergara was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
"I have the thing [prescription bottle] in my night table and before I go to sleep I put [a pill] out, so I just open my eyes and take it," she explained. "Usually I’m a morning person, so I want to have breakfast and immediately eat and everything, so for me this is torture! Like, if I’m working it's fine because the minute I wake up I shower, so while I’m showering a half hour, an hour goes by, but when I’m on the weekend, I’m like in my bed, ‘This is torture waiting [to eat] 29 minutes … 30 minutes … ok, I can eat something!’ But I mean it’s simple, it’s like everything –- you get used to it."
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Now, that Vergara is cancer free and has her hypothyroidism is under control she is focusing on another medical procedure, freezing her eggs. She is reportedly planning on having a baby with fiance, Nick Loeb.
“I just wanted to plan ahead,” she told ABC News. “My boyfriend Nicky is three years younger than me, and he's never had a son. I have my son, Manolo, so it's not an emergency for me to have another kid, but for Nicky, he's never had a baby. I took them out already! They're in the refrigerator. Hopefully, they'll be fresh by the time I use them.”