Where Dreams Fizzle And Fade~ Endo And Your Career

The sight of blood changed my mind. It wasn’t so much the sight, as it was the experience as a whole, the texture, the colour and the pain. As a little girl, I spent hours daydreaming of myself treating little children and seeing them smile again. Having been well acquainted with the pediatrician, it wasContinue reading “Where Dreams Fizzle And Fade~ Endo And Your Career”

The Diary of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: I. Am. Tired!

  Dear Diary, I doubt that it’s normal to wake up tired, spend the whole day tired and sleep tired. For so many years this was my normal. My first response to the question ‘how are you?’ was Tired. But there’s only so many times that you can answer tired, until the other person gets,Continue reading “The Diary of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: I. Am. Tired!”

The Diary Of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: When It Rains, It Pours and Sometimes Overflows

Dear Diary, My periods, while in high school, started off innocently, like the morning dew, I was relieved to finally be a woman. And then someone opened the tap and they poured and overflowed. The number of times that I soiled my clothes and sheets are too many to count. It was the usual, soContinue reading “The Diary Of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: When It Rains, It Pours and Sometimes Overflows”

The Diary Of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: Period Shaming

  Dear Diary, My heart is heavy. Thinking about my periods as a teenager has brought tears to my eyes. When my periods became painful I heard all manner of comments from other women about how I should suck it up and put my brave face on. “No one needs to know you are onContinue reading “The Diary Of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: Period Shaming”

#TheKenyanEndoStory: Elsie Wandera

The second Kenyan Endo warrior sharing her story with us is Elsie Wandera. Hers is a story of pain, hope and sisterhood. After struggling to get a diagnosis, she vowed to help other women know that they do not have to suffer in silence, and they do not have to walk alone. She is theContinue reading “#TheKenyanEndoStory: Elsie Wandera”

Endometriosis Is Real and Resilient-32 Surgeries Later

Time and time again, I meet a woman who has been strongly advised to have her uterus removed because it’s removal will cure Endometriosis. This myth needs to be dispelled from the mountain tops. “A hysterectomy is not a cure for Endometriosis.” Meet Patricia Roy, a woman with strength beyond words. A woman whose hadContinue reading “Endometriosis Is Real and Resilient-32 Surgeries Later”

When Sex Hurts #TheKenyanEndoStory

Sex is supposed to be synonymous with pleasure. Sometimes, it is not, and pain takes the place of pleasure. Over time, it is possible for this to strain a marriage. One of the symptoms of Endometriosis is pain during or after sex. Pain during sex is seldom talked about and many women and marriages are sufferingContinue reading “When Sex Hurts #TheKenyanEndoStory”

#TheKenyanEndoStory : Nurah Palesa

  The first Kenyan Endo warrior sharing her story with us is Nurah Palesa. Hers is a story of pain, despair, strength, courage and hope. Before I turned 10, the year that pain became the filter to which I would see life, I was eagerly awaiting my periods. I looked forward to it like aContinue reading “#TheKenyanEndoStory : Nurah Palesa”

#TheKenyanEndoStory

When I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, I only knew one other woman with Endo and she was not willing to talk about her journey because of the stigma she had received. I was alone; I felt like an anomaly. My journey with Endo was very lonely and depressing. There are many times that I wasContinue reading “#TheKenyanEndoStory”

The Lonely Side Of Endometriosis

I’ve been unwell the last couple of days. The levels of pain reminded me of an Endo flare and the memories all came flooding back. Yestermorning, I read the story of the woman who hemorrhaged for twelve years and had spent all her money on physicians in Luke 8. They couldn’t find a cure. 43 AContinue reading “The Lonely Side Of Endometriosis”