Yellow is not just the colour of emojis, it is the colour of hope. Hope for Endometriosis Warriors. It is an invitation to speak. It is the essence of who we are, a symbol of the type of days we long for.
If you are tired, learn to rest, not quit. 2019 has had more water breaks than sprints and dashes, but in the quiet moments, I have recharged and found new strength. One of the ideas that was born in the extended water break was ‘Endo warriors at the Coast’, an idea that I have dabbled withContinue reading “Endo Warriors At The Coast”
I went for my first surgery dressed in jeans. It was a day surgery, needless to say, that was a horrible idea. Dressing up afterward was not easy, my bladder was sore and my urethra was upset that a catheter had gone visiting, yet there I was trying to keep up with fashion and fitContinue reading “What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag Before Surgery”
I idolized healing. It was the destination, my checkbox before I could be happy, better yet, live my life. It was the proverbial ‘GO’ in Monopoly that I needed to pass before I could get $200. It was exactly what I lived for. What I craved. What I needed. Then it didn’t happen. Needless toContinue reading “When Healing Was An Idol”
One of the areas that Endometriosis affects women in a great way is in mental health. Endo warriors fight many psychological battles. These have to do with living with chronic pain and reduced effectiveness, infertility, miscarriages, missed opportunities especially career wise, relationship issues sometimes leading to divorce, body image concerns such as weight gain orContinue reading “Endometriosis and Mental Health”
I thought I was losing my mind. Instead of feeling better after the laparoscopic surgery I was feeling worse. Granted there was no pain in my abdomen, but I felt like a sedated prisoner in my own body. I desperately wanted to fight, but I was often too tired or sleepy and disinterested. Getting out ofContinue reading “The Endo Blues ~ Battling With Depression”
Day 22 Individual’s stories are like dominoes, they look small, but they have the power to start a revolution and change the status quo. Two years ago, Arti Shah, resolved to tell the story of Endo warriors living in Kenya. At the time, I had come to Nairobi for the annual Endometriosis of Kenya event. ThisContinue reading “31 Days Of Endo ~ Unsilenced”
Day 2 of the awareness month 🙂 I hope you are all keeping well. Our second Endo warrior is the graceful Amina Mohammed. I met Amina for the first time late last year during a Yellow Endo Flower meet up. She is a sweet spirited fighter. My name is Amina, I am 27 years oldContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Amina Mohammed”
As an Endo-warrior, sometimes you feel so burdened, and you don’t quite know who to share with.
Here is a prayer that you can pray when you feel like you are the end of your strength.