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”

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”

#31 Days of Endo ~ Hadassa Trip

Day 5 🙂 It is always uplifting to read the stories of other Endo warriors who are braving through life, shining their lights and lifting others up. Editah Hadassa Trip is the founder of Waiting Wombs trust. She is walking with women whose wombs are waiting and sharing a message of hope. She first sharedContinue reading “#31 Days of Endo ~ Hadassa Trip”

Yellow Flower Network

Invisible illness can be lonely, confusing and consuming. There are many times you doubt yourself and the manifestation of the pain. Leaving your bed on somedays can feel like doing calculus, it has to be a calculated move. Some days the method makes sense and on other days, you don’t even know where to start.Continue reading “Yellow Flower Network”

The Kenyan Endo Story: Rachel Shivachi – Part 2

Endometriosis is a multi-faceted disease. Hysterectomy is not a cure for Endometriosis. Rachel shared her medical experience in Kenya yesterday. After that, she sought medical intervention in India, not once, but twice. She shares her first experience in India below. My friend Zulekha and I (she would be my medical attendant whilst in hospital) left for IndiaContinue reading “The Kenyan Endo Story: Rachel Shivachi – Part 2”

#TheKenyanEndoStory: Hadassah Trip

It is always uplifting to read the stories of other Endo warriors who are braving through life and shining their lights. Our third Endowarrior is Editah Hadassah Trip. She is the founder of Waiting Wombs trust. Hers is a story of pain, grace and hope. She is walking with women whose wombs are waiting andContinue reading “#TheKenyanEndoStory: Hadassah Trip”

6 Tips To Prepare For Surgery

The words, ‘we need to operate’ shook me in my boots. The next couple of days were a blur. I didn’t know what to expect so I didn’t really prepare myself psychologically or physically for that matter. I was told that it would be a day procedure, so I took a matatu to the hospitalContinue reading “6 Tips To Prepare For Surgery”