Talented media personality Jahmby Koikai has been battling Edometriosis for sometime.
Endometriosis, sometimes called “endo,” is a common health problem in women. It gets its name from the word endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb. Endometriosis happens when this tissue grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong.
Most often, endometriosis is found on the:
- Fallopian tubes
- Tissues that hold the uterus in place
- Outer surface of the uterus
Other sites for growths can include the v*gina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum. Rarely, endometriosis appears in other parts of the body, such as the lungs, brain, and skin.
Jahmby Koikai has been courageous enough to talk about it, something not many people would be willing to do due to stigmatization and ridicule by society.
Like any other Kenyan fighting a serious medical condition, Jahmby has had to deal with unwelcome advice , accusations and suggestions from strangers.
She took to her Instagram page to clear the fact on the fact that she is not bewitched rather she is sick and not ashamed to say it. She wrote
Hey fam let’s make a few things clear. My DM has been filled with some of these peeps of late.
Please don’t come in my DM
1. ‘advising me about my hair’, ‘it’s not acceptable and i should shave’
2. Asking me to visit pastors and prophets for healing and altogether absconding my treatment and therapies
3. Asking me to carry out rituals and how i should visit the elders
4. I’m not cursed.
Just accept me. Accept the fact that I’ve broken barriers by speaking about menstruation and endometriosis.A taboo topic. Accept that I’m in the fight to make sure our women get the best reproductive healthcare.
My hair ain’t got nothing to do with this. I think my brain, my heart, my uterus and my love for God does. This is a milestone for all women that we shall be silent no more. Reproductive health issues are affecting all of us rich and poor. Educated and alternatively educated. Married and single. We as women are fighting with biological functions. If you understand that, then you will know that this is about the millions of women fighting for freedom from pain.
Her fans took their time to encourage her and here are some of their comments
johnmboya254J…ahmby no worry yourself all will be .well in Jesus name
faithaneandes…He’s able and He’ll never disappoint and that is our God…healing will continue to be your portion Jahmby because His favour is on you..
carolinekamau59…Shut your ears from naysayers they are only there to bring you down… You have so positive all along my gal I am proud of you…hair or no hair, prophets or elders it doesn’t matter @jahmbykoikai @j
niabattei❤…tell em!Nothing is more annoying i find like unsolicited advice …..agh!
daviso254..Concentrate more on getting well faya momma. Don mind the parrots. When I listen to all these mixes of waaay back pale metro fm always remembers of how strong you’re. I really miss you. God will see u through all this. Remember to always have the will of pressing on 🙏🏾🙏🏾
rosawaweru30👏👏👏👍👍👍👌👌👌clear to the point
ezzierah…Wishing u well. Let’s their talk never hurt u.
nonomurgor…The fact that you have to say this is sad. What is wrong with people? @reprodrive @bridgitkurgat