Endometriosis warrior Njambi Koikai, who has been in Atlanta, USA since March last year, has undergone more than 15 surgeries.
The jovial media personality has revealed the struggles most endometriosis patients go through, adding it’s horrific.
Njambi said endometriosis warriors face a lot of challenges with misdiagnosis being the main one. Taking to social media she wrote;
As endometriosis warriors, we are faced with countless struggles. The biggest challenge remains misdiagnosis and with this comes botched surgeries, wrong medication etc. This makes the disease worse that by the time you’re seeing a skilled endometriosis specialist, they first have to deal with all the damage caused due to misdiagnosis and then deal with the disease.
It’s horrific the damage most of us have gone through.
Koikai, who has been at the forefront in raising awareness about endometriosis, is hoping that one day there will be more trained specialists to deal with the disease.
So the best solution is to first get trained specialists to deal with this disease. Then early proper diagnosis. The skilled specialists will then be able to carry out excision which will, in turn, save so many lives and end the agony.
She is begging well-wishers to help her fundraise more money for her hospital bill. Last year, Njambi made an appeal for Sh10 million she said was needed to undergo surgery in the US. A concert was organised to raise funds as well as an M-Pesa account for well-wishers to send their donations. During her struggle with endometriosis, Njambi lost a lot of weight, at one point being only 38kg.
I kindly need your help to fundraise as I have accrued more hospital bills. God bless you abundantly.
On January 29, Njambi underwent another surgery and she’s currently recuperating in hospital. She said that she will fight till the end.
Yesterday was so rough. Terrible. Hard on me. I fought hard through all the procedures. All I keep saying is surely God has a purpose for me. I went through another surgery yesterday and a very painful transfusion. Today is a new day. I’m sitting up even in pain that is progress. The goal is to walk two laps around my ward. We will do it. God keeps moving mountains for me. Nothing is impossible with God.
Endometriosis is a condition whereby the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body. It can lead to painful periods and sometimes infertility.