When Healing Was An Idol

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”

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”

Why I Keep A Period Diary

Ever since I was a little girl , I always kept a diary. It was my outlet and a way of keeping a record of the little details of my life.  Unfortunately, I was not very detailed about my periods and their patterns, so when I needed this information, it was nowhere to be found.Continue reading “Why I Keep A Period Diary”

Seeking A Second Opinion

Never be afraid to ask questions about  your body and the things that you have been told it has or doesn’t have or can and can’t do. After a long time of searching for someone to believe your symptoms and give you a diagnosis, it is possible to feel an allegiance to the doctor whoContinue reading “Seeking A Second Opinion”

Preparing To Visit To The Gynecologist

Visiting a gynecologist for the first time can be confusing and exhausting. I was ill-prepared for my first visit, I barely knew what to expect which made my experience harder than it needed to be. Over the years, I have come up with a preparation strategy that has yielded great results. I find my visitsContinue reading “Preparing To Visit To The Gynecologist”

10 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Gynaecologist

My first visit to the gynecologist was not what I expected; I was confused, afraid and uncomfortable. After many hours in the waiting room, I finally walked in and saw him. The doctor was a middle aged man who was not too chatty or ‘warm’ but he got the job done. I was young andContinue reading “10 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Gynaecologist”

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”

I Wasn’t A Hypochondriac Afterall

I almost hugged the doctor the day he have me a diagnosis. I couldn’t pronounce ‘Endometriosis’, and I barely knew anything about it, but it was a diagnosis, and it somewhat explained the pain I’d been feeling. Also, in retrospect, I don’t think that the Doctor would have appreciated the hugs as much as IContinue reading “I Wasn’t A Hypochondriac Afterall”