Njambi Koikai, who is popularly known as Faya Mama is recovering from a surgery she underwent in the States.
The former Nation FM presenter revealed on social media that she underwent a sucessfull surgery due to Endometriosis.
This is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, grows in other places. When the menstruation comes, it has nowhere to go.
Her condition involves the lungs.
She let fans know about her condition to give strength to women who’ve had a similar condition.
‘Greetings fam. The tube has been removed from my right lung. I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am to God, my family and to all of you. So we finally found a doctor in the States that can remove the Endometriosis in my lungs which is referred to as Thoracic Endometriosis. I can’t have another chest tube inserted because we have not been treating the root cause because we don’t have gynaecologists trained to excise endometriosis in Kenya. I don’t have medical insurance as you’re all aware and my family have been meeting my hospital bills by the grace of God. I’m going home to chill but also embark on this journey to total healing that will see all the Endometriosis removed in my body. It’s that time again I will need your help as I fundraise. The remaining surgeries are quite expensive and delicate. Once we have everything ready and the paybill set up I will need your help.
I’m happy I’ve got some relief. Thanks for your prayers and support.” Njambi wrote
Before the surgery, Njambi who makes an appearance at NTV’s The Trend told fans of the pain she was going through.
“Woke up fine. Giving thanks to the one true God. A bit of pain and my bum is sore cos I’m sleeping and sitting in this position, using a bedpan and can’t basically move. This is because of the tube inserted through my ribs into my chest. First day is normally quite painful because the tube is a foreign body. I’ll soon be up and about. I’m thankful because others around me are in diapers, drips, being taught how to walk. God is real. But my butt is so sore haki lool…tell you the things you take for granted. Farting and belching are big achievements right now because that means the extra air is being expelled out of my right lung. Enjoy your day and focus on what God has in store for you.”
She went on to write an open letter for herself, encouraging other women with the same condition to believe that they will win through all these.
You were a miracle child. To the woman who’s life fitted Lauryn Hill’s song Zion, she bore you as her gift. Later picked up and carried home by your late maternal grandmother, who you’re named after. You were the miracle child. Uncles lifted you up in joy and prophesied of your greatness. You were raised in the midst of so many challenges in the toughest ghettoes but that sharpened your mind. Little Jahmby you were a genius from birth. Mama took you to nursery school on day one and Teacher Mary wondered if you’d make it because you only spoke your mother tongue. One semester later, you spoke all languages they taught you at school. You picked up every book and the teachers called mama and said, “Little Jahmby is too bright for pre-unit and class one. Straight to class 2”.
Little Jahmby you amazed the teachers with your ingenuity, character and voice. But one other trait you had as a child: FIGHTER AND REBEL.
Mama always punished me for thinking and doing otherwise. To this day she reminds me of my fighting spirit. She reminds me that I’m here to REBEL against a condition that’s ravaging my body. Mama reminds me that I’ve fought to protect my sister, my family and those that I love. More so I’ve fought to rebel and stand by what I believe in.
This day being the International day of the Girl Child, I celebrate all the women fighting and rebelling against a society that’s putting us down because of our pain and a biological function that’s menstruation yet they use these bodies for their pleasure.
Little Jahmby is winning this war and fighting hard.“
Classic wishes Njambi a quick recovery.