We must admit, Njambi Koikai is one of the bravest female warriors of all time, in Kenya´s history.
The media personality has been battling endometriosis for a long time now and it has not been an easy job for her.
She was however, been on the war-front, advocating for and educating females around the world about her condition.
Endometriosis best explained; is an often painful disorder in which the tissue that makes up the uterine lining – the endometrium – is present on other organs inside one´s body.
It is a condition, especially associated with menstruation, that causes pelvic pain and at times, leads to infertility.
This saw her lungs collapse, every time she was on her periods; one of every 4 weeks.
The month of March is World Endometriosis awareness month and Koikai has not stopped educating and creating awareness, by sharing her journey.
The condition has seen her go into surgery, 16 times, counting.
A day like today, in March, 2018, The endometriosis warrior underwent her 12th surgery, in the USA, as she hopes to get completely well and off the hands of the cruel monster.
So on a day like this last year, 19th March 2018, one of my doctors said to me;
¨Njambi we found more water between your lungs and ribs.
Now our main challenge is that you already have 3 tubes.
We will have to insert this other tube in your back or breast.¨
I said to the doctor;
¨Insert it through my breast, cos going through my back will be painful and I won´t be able to lie on my back¨
…so I was wheeled to surgery and I came out looking like this.
I was so confused.
I kept saying to myself, yaani periods ndio zinanifanyia napitia hii noma yote haki..
Nimekuwa nikiambia God daily aniponye and no more surgeries.
The brave Njambi reminiscences.
She further condemned:
Endometriosis is wicked.
I was in diapers for so long.
Thankfully, I never developed bedsores.
My mum and sis cleaned me up proper.
As one of the worst cases of endometriosis, I´d like to keep sharing, educating and informing the masses.
This disease is consuming us by the minute, worse still is the misdiagnosis we have to deal with.
The botched surgeries and all.
Na kwetu myumbani, maze hata ustake jaribu kuimagine ile noma madame wanapitia.
So fight for the women.
Help us get a cure.
Njambi Koikai strongly advocated.