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”

Navigating your Menstrual Health Journey in The Workplace

Have you ever begged a toilet to fill up quickly so that you could flush it, and walk out before people start to question your potty-time? I have, and it sucks. I have often found myself begging, pleading with the toilet to zap everything in one sweep. A faulty toilet can make a woman onContinue reading “Navigating your Menstrual Health Journey in The Workplace”

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”

Hope in A World Of Endo

I wish I knew that after sending aunt flo on vacation, it would erode my bone density; that it would sink me into a hole, that it would announce free room and board for every calorie looking for a home. That it would take over 5 years to lose that weight. That the sadness would overwhelm me. That I would experience menopause symptoms as a teen.

Endo Warriors At The Coast

If you are tired, learn to rest,┬ánot 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”

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”