Corazon Kwamboka

Corazon Kwamboka has said she looks forward to having 4 kids. In the past she never thought she would be able to be a mother due to stage 4 endometriosis.

Taking to her social media she penned,

‘When I got diagnosed with 4th stage endometriosis on both of my ovaries early 2019, I was terrified, the thought of never being a mom kept ringing over and over in my head. One and a half years later, I’m a mom of 1, hoping for 4 more 😆.

I’ve come to learn that having endometriosis doesn’t mean you can’t be a mom, with proper treatment and care. You can still live your dream.’

In the past different women celebrities have opened up on their journey battling endometriosis, among them is Janet Mbugua, Jahmby Koikai, Ciru Muriuki among others.

Ciru Muriuki

The BBC reporter has on a few occasions opened up about battling endometriosis. For her, no pain can compare to the one the condition puts one through.

Sharing a past photo, Ciru says that its been years of pain.

THIS WAS ME, AFTER MY FIRST LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS CYSTS. IT WAS TWO DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN 2017.

BASICALLY,WHAT WAS HAPPENING WAS I WAS BLEEDING INTO MY OVARIES EVERY TIME I HAD MY PERIOD.

WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THE PAIN. IT SOMETIMES TAKES YEARS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS TO BE DEFINITIVELY DIAGNOSED BECAUSE WOMEN ARE TOLD THAT PAIN IS PART OF BEING A WOMAN.

 

Janet Mbugua opened up on her journey with endometriosis sharing her struggles and wins on the condition, with her followers.

 Partly she said,

THIS WAS ME IN 2015. TEN YEARS EARLIER, IN 2005, I HAD JUST UNDERGONE A LAPAROSCOPY FOR DEEP OVARIAN ENDOMETRIOSIS, ALSO KNOWN AS ENDOMETRIOMAS OR OVARIAN CYSTS.

IT CAUSES THE FORMATION OF CAVITIES WITHIN THE OVARY THAT FILL WITH BLOOD.

IT HAD BEEN YEARS, LITERALLY SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, OF PAINFUL, PROLONGED PERIODS THAT SOMETIMES RENDERED ME UNABLE TO GO TO CLASS OR TO THE OFFICE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF MY CYCLE.

FINALLY GETTING A DIAGNOSIS WAS SUCH A BREAKTHROUGH AND I WAS PUT ON BIRTH CONTROL THEREAFTER AND HAVE HAD TO CONTINUE USING THIS, EXCEPT FOR THE TIMES WE WERE TRYING FOR A BABY.

Endometriosis has robbed many women of the chance of becoming mothers but hopefully, their dreams to hold babies in their arms will bear fruits.

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