‘I’ve not had a lung collapse in a year’ Endometriosis survivor Njambi Koikai

Njambi Koikai has been through a lot the years that she has been on this earth, what with the endometriosis she has suffered during that period.

That she is a warrior is an understatement for a woman who has undergone 21 surgeries on her body so far and is still giving people hope! Njambi, who loves communicating to her followers on her Instagram page, wrote a touching message about how the last year has been better.

Njambi Koikai
Njambi in hospital in the past

The former T.V presenter who is recuperating in the US said she is slowly healing and has not suffered a lung collapse in a year. She wrote;

I’m so grateful to God.
I’ve not had a lung collapse in a year and no air leaks in my chest in 4 months. My chest, diaphragm and lungs are healing well. The recovery process has not been easy either. Endo patients who’ve gone through excision, are aware of the recovery pain C02 gas used in surgery causes.
So this gas tries to find an escape from the body and may lodge itself in the shoulders.
When I’d have lung collapses, the pain would start on my right shoulder and it would feel like my right side of the body was paralysed as my diaphragm and lungs were in stabbing motions of pain.
The shoulder pain is now gone.
My mobility was affected due to the amount of surgeries I’ve gone through and my organs started shifting to the left side of my body. Therapy has helped me back on my feet.
I’ll tell you about pelvic floor therapy that is soooo painful but very important.
Forever grateful for my mom, sister, my doctors and nurses and you my fam.

 

Njambi Koikai
Njambi Koikai

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those in the endometrium, the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus, grow outside of it. Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body.

Njambi Koikai
Njambi Koikai after a surgery

Celebs who have said that they have suffered with the disease are; Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Whoopi Goldberg, Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe and Hillary Clinton.

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