Living with endometriosis can be hard. A majority of my memories are lonely, scary and empty. But, times have changed. I know that in the event I have a flare up there are women that I can call for advice, support and prayers. Women who get me, and don’t think that I am faking the pain or being unnecessarily sad.
The Endo community in Kenya has grown. It warms my heart to see the different people shining their lights and encouraging other women. The truth is just because, I walked alone doesn’t mean that other women should walk alone.
If you are looking for women to walk with, cry with and navigate this season with, please see below:
Endometriosis Foundation Of Kenya
It was founded by Elsie Hadassah Wandera. You can read her Endo Story and see what her journey has been like.
They have meet ups from time to time.
Endo Sisters East Africa
It was founded by Doris Murimi.
They have an office in Thika at Gospel Preachers Church, Karibaribi, Thika, near Mary Hill Girls school. You can follow the conversations on their Facebook Page.
They have their first monthly meet up on Saturday 6th May 2017 at Cake Plaza next Prestige Plaza, off Ngong Road, at 3pm – 6pm.
They go to schools and talk to girls about Endometriosis. If you would like to invite them to your school, you can send them an Email.
Waiting Wombs Trust
It was founded by Editah Hadassah Trip. You can read her Endo Story and see how the Trust was born.
They have a closed Facebook Page where they walk with women who are waiting to conceive and encourage them.
They will have their first meet up on 17th June 2017 in Nairobi from 2pm at a venue to be confirmed.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and depressed and you would like to talk to someone, please send me an email and I will put you in touch with someone who can walk with you.
Please don’t suffer alone. As always, I am here to pray with you, cry with you and laugh with you, because I believe that one day, soon, we will laugh.