Media personality Njambi Koikai, who has been battling endometriosis for the last 19 years is recuperating and will be back home soon.
The brave woman underwent a successful surgery in March of this year in Atlanta, USA and has been enlightening the world about endometriosis.
Endometriosis – a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation
Well, Njambi has narrated how her period started when she was on a bus from school. She revealed that she suffered abdominal pains and it was tough as she couldn’t walk. She wrote:
Hey fam. So one day, i was leaving school (Daystar University in Athi River, 2004) and my period came on the school bus as we were heading back to Nairobi. Then i got motion sickness, humidity and the symptoms that came with these periods. Immediately the bus stopped at the Valley Road campus, i got off and vomited right in front of the Zionites Church. Dragged myself into the Nairobi campus and asked some girls for a pad.There was no uber those days and i was so broke. So I walked to the Kenyatta bus stop. Those days that bus stop was a marketplace. I got a number 2 matatu since our road wasn’t tarmacked. The number 2 mat would drop me 2km from home and I’d walk. I sat by the window seat next to the driver while I tried to breathe and figure out how I’d get home. The driver could see i was in a lot of pain and i remember asking him if he could drop me at my house which was off the normal route. He agreed. The passengers agreed. I’d never been so thankful to God. I got home and crawled up the stairs.
She went ahead to narrate how she used to cry until she could shed tears any more. She added:
Mum and mummy were always there ready to help. Entered the house and almost vomited my gut out. My bowel movement was like an axe cutting up my intestines. Me I used to cry mpaka there would be no more tears due to the pain. This pic (above) is so vivid. My grandma always told me to stay strong and she always told me to dress up😊❤. That was my grandma’s necklace😊 Mum always prayed for me. My sis always worried about me. I’m sharing my stories to encourage women out there who’ve had to battle this disease.
Njambi Koikai, who first had her periods when she was 13 years old, further went ahead to advise women to always carry sanitary towels and painkillers in their purses.
To all my ladies, your bag or purse should always have a pad and some painkillers.
The endometriosis warrior is grateful to God and her followers also for prayers and support. Njambi Koikai revealed that she had undergone 15 surgeries both home and abroad and she was fighting hard to get back to normal. In another post she wrote:
Hey fam. When you’ve been in ICU for several weeks, isolation ward, 12 surgeries in Kenya and 3 in the US trauma is inevitable. For a while I lost my sense of music, lost my feelings and just felt lost in a wave of pain trying to understand what’s happening to me. I write a lot. I lost rhythm. I lost my vibe. In all this though, there’s a different perspective to life. Life gives you lemons. Pick the lemons, peel them, squeeze the juice out of them and mix with honey. Make some lemonade. So I’m slowly getting back to my artistic self. Most of all, I’m picking up things I never learnt as a child. It’s difficult but I’m here to prove to you that God can give you a second chance. If you put your mind to something you can achieve it. First battle to wellness is mental strength. Doctors here advice you to be mentally strong for the journey ahead. The therapies are no joke but mi ni ule mdame, I’m fighting hard. I’ll finish strong.
Thank you for being my support system. Thank you for your prayers, love and support.
Njambi is calling upon well-wishers to help her raise the remaining Sh3.6 million to help her foot her hospital bill.
‘Kindly help me finish strong to raise Kshs 3.6 million to cover the hospital bill and therapy costs.
Paybill Number is 490681
Account Name is Jahmby Koikai Fund
For the international fam kindly see the gofundme link on my bio
For the US fam cashapp is 678-478-7804
In the for section kindly put Njambi Endofund.’