Safari Yangu Na Endometriosis

Jina langu ni Esther Mbugua – Kimemia. Mimi ni mwandishi na mwanzilishi wa Yellow Endo Flower na The Yellow Flower Initiative. Mashirika haya mawili huelimisha na kuwawezesha wanawake, wasichana na wazazi wao juu ya afya ya hedhi. Kuligunduliwa kwamba nilikuwa na uugua ugonjwa wa Endometriosis nikiwa na miaka 19,hii ni baada ya kuteseka miaka sitaContinue reading “Safari Yangu Na Endometriosis”

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”

When It Floods – Endometriosis & Heavy Flow

Big girls wear diapers too. My girls talk a lot about diapers, my little one is potty training herself. No, really, she woke up one day thia6 week and declared that she was a big girl who didn’t need to wear diapers.  So she graduated to knickers when we are home, this isn’t without accidentsContinue reading “When It Floods – Endometriosis & Heavy Flow”

Lupron and Endometriosis – What you need to know

There is no known cure for Endometriosis. In Kenya, we do not have access to excision surgery, so doctors perform ablation surgery and then prescribe drugs to suppress the symptoms of Endometriosis. One of these drugs is Lupron, also Known as Leuprolide Acetate. Lupron is a Gonadotropin-releasing hormone that is used to treat hormone basedContinue reading “Lupron and Endometriosis – What you need to know”

Endo Story – Devon

When we share our stories, we empower and encourage other women. The pain is not all in your head, it is real. Endometriosis is real and you are not alone. Devon is an endo warrior who lives in Yorkshire, UK. She was 25 years old when she was diagnosed with Endometriosis, now a year laterContinue reading “Endo Story – Devon”

What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag Before Surgery

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”

A Conversation About Menstruation – MHDay2018

When we take away the shame that surrounds menstruation, girls and women will truly be able to walk in freedom. Being born with a uterus should not be a disadvantage. Being born with a uterus should not stagnate your dreams. Being born with a uterus should not make you spend time away from school orContinue reading “A Conversation About Menstruation – MHDay2018”

#31 Days Of Endo ~ Genevieve Byrt

Day 9 Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women around the world. I am so thankful for the internet, it has brought information and community closer to us in Kenya. One of the blogs, that I have followed for a few years is Bloomin’ Uterus. Lisa writes very informative posts on Endo and how it affectsContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Genevieve Byrt”

#31 Days Of Endo ~ Reshma Maru

Day 8:) Happy International Women’s Day. We continue to share our stories and raise our voices as we #pressforprogress. It’s difficult to tell the battle a woman is fighting by looking at her. Endo is an invisible force, it is tiny and mighty. It attacks from the inside out, Endo pain is something that allContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Reshma Maru”

#31 Days Of Endo ~ Patricia Roy

Day 4:) Endometriosis is real. It is not a fictional pain, it is real and it affects 1 in 10 women. Removing one’s uterus is not a cure for Endometriosis, Patricia Roy shares with us her story of pain, courage, and hope. She first shared her story with me in 2017. She is based inContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Patricia Roy”