Njambi Koikai has been a reminder to Kenyans that the will to live despite all the challenges that life can throw one’s way, someone can still hope and thrive.
The former The Trend presenter has been suffering from endometriosis for a long time and even had been hospitalised in the U.S for close to a whole year as she received treatment in Atlanta.
But what many might not know is the toll that her disease took on her education, with the lady revealing that she was expelled severally right from high school, to A-levels and even in campus.
Njambi shared her story on Instagram, revealing that her condition saw her study for much longer than she was actually expected to.
“I was expelled from 4 high schools, dropped out of A-levels, went to Daystar University, graduated in 2008, joined USIU dropped out in 2009 and went back and finally graduated in 2016. Na mi ni emcee wa reggae…… *excerpts from my book*.”
In another of her posts, she admits that Endometriosis and Adenomyosis robbed her off, her younger years.
Endometriosis and Adenomyosis had to do with all my struggles in high school and all the expulsions and Uni. This disease robbed me off my younger years. Affected my social life and certainly my studies. It created a shell out of a once bubbly, energetic, ambitious little girl. This disease is brutal and is affecting millions of women silently.
However, she was quick to joke about how despite the several institutions she joined and courses she took, her dream of becoming an ‘ambassador´, drowned.
Njambi isn’t one to forget who stood with her during her tough times. “Special shoutout to my girl @mimi_letion who helped me during very turbulent times at USIU while I battled Endometriosis,” she wrote.
Despite the struggles, she remains grateful.
All in all, I have a heart of gratitude. I’m thankful to God because I will also conquer Adenomyosis. It’s been 21 years of pain. 21!!!!!!! I’m just happy to be here.. God has been so good to me.
What’s the difference between endometriosis and Adenomyosis?
Although they can occur together, endometriosis is when endometrial cells (the lining of the uterus) are in a location outside of the uterus. Adenomyosis is when these cells exist or grow into the uterine wall. Although both can cause pain, does not always cause heavy bleeding.