The Endo Blues ~ Battling With Depression

I thought I was losing my mind. Instead of feeling better after the laparoscopic surgery I was feeling worse. Granted there was no pain in my abdomen, but I felt like a sedated prisoner in my own body. I desperately wanted to fight, but I was often too tired or sleepy and disinterested. Getting out ofContinue reading “The Endo Blues ~ Battling With Depression”

Endo Prayers: Missing Out On Opportunities

Dear Lord, My heart is heavy, burdened by the weight of all the opportunities that I have had to say ‘No’ to because of the pain and discomfort. Many times I am willing to take up great projects but my energy levels fail me. The pain overwhelms me. I fail myself. Please help to beContinue reading “Endo Prayers: Missing Out On Opportunities”

Stories Wanted!

Never underestimate the power of a story. It has the power to transport, transform, reassure and encourage. This March,  I would like to share an Endo story every day to help raise awareness for Endometriosis. Let us show the world that you do not have to look a certain way to have Endo. That theContinue reading “Stories Wanted!”

Endo Prayer: When I Feel Overwhelmed

There’s a dark valley that the Endo journey plummeted me into. In that space, I have struggled to keep hope alive, stay positive and pray. I’m not where I used to be, but because I know no-one is immune to the darkness and the feelings and thoughts that come when in that place, I willContinue reading “Endo Prayer: When I Feel Overwhelmed”

Reclaiming What Endo Stole From Me

Happy New Year Everybody! I have this spring in my step after getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days before Christmas, I met up with a few Endo warriors and we talked, laughed, and loved being in a space where we could identify with each other. I have many thoughts on Endo, butContinue reading “Reclaiming What Endo Stole From Me”

The Path To Adoption In Kenya

At the heart of adoption is a conviction, one that sets your feet in motion. Good intentions are not enough to navigate this road, but with good directions and signage you will make it to your destination safely. Grace Wanunda of Adoption is Beautiful – Kenya, shared a step-by-step guide to help anyone who wantsContinue reading “The Path To Adoption In Kenya”

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 : Faith Muraya

Endometriosis is an invisible disease. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Pain has been normalized and so has the use of painkillers. Faith Muraya gives us a glimpse into her life as an Endo warrior. She shares with us her journey of pain, and the lifestyle changes that she hasContinue reading “The Kenyan Endo Story : Faith Muraya”

The Kenyan Endo Story: Rachel Shivachi – Part 3

Recovery was not a walk in the park for Rachel. Post surgery complications made her life rather difficult and her family and friends decided to take her back to India again. She shares her experience below: While we were in India, it was Zulekha’s birthday and we had a little celebration at the apartment. WhenContinue reading “The Kenyan Endo Story: Rachel Shivachi – Part 3”

The Kenyan Endo Story: Rachel Shivachi (Part 1)

An Endo Warrior is a fierce and brave woman, one who fights many battles that don’t meet the eye. Over the next couple of days I will be sharing the story of Rachel Shivachi. A woman whose story has moved me to tears. She has known pain, hope, grace and strength. I am a motherContinue reading “The Kenyan Endo Story: Rachel Shivachi (Part 1)”