Ciru Muriuki

‘5 years ago I was depressed, stressed and overwhelmed’ Ciru Muriuki

Ciru Muriuki celebrates her birthday today and among the things she is thankful for is the fact that she is no longer depressed and over whelmed.

She took to social media to celebrate her self with the message below.

“I’m so grateful to the Almighty for granting me another year. When I look back at who i was 5 years ago…

Stressed, depressed, overwhelmed, and look at where I am with my life and my career, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. I’m so blessed and I don’t take this for granted.

Happy birthday to me! 🤗🤗.

‘It had been years of pain’ Janet Mbugua speaks on battling endometriosis

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Ciru who now works for BBC recently shared her long battle with Endometriosis .

Sharing a past photo of her 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.

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But here’s the thing. Terrible pain during your period is not normal. A prolonged, heavy period is not normal. A period that interferes with your daily routine is not normal.

Endometriosis has no cure. We need to push for more research into this terrible disease. #periodmatters #endowarrior #endometriosisawareness #yellowforendo #donotsufferinsilence #KnowEndo

She adds

The thing about endometriosis is that it stays with you every day. Even if you’re not in pain, there’s the fatigue. I wish I could describe how tired I get.

Then you dread your period. The horrible pain. The nausea.

The sweating. The vomiting. The constipation or diarrhea. Being scared of soiling yourself because of your heavy flow. None of this is normal. We need a cure.

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