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‘I had just undergone a laparoscopy for ovarian endometriosis’ Janet Mbugua

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Endometriosis is actually a big problem that many women are suffering from, including our fighting champion Jahmby Koikai and now Janet Mbugu who has introduced a three-part series of her story.

The first part of the series dubbed #3DaysOfYellow has moved many.

Janet Mbugua shared a photo wearing a yellow dress from 2015 and explained her struggle as a woman. She revealed that she underwent laparoscopy for deep ovarian endometriosis in 2005.

She would experience severe pains during her periods and at a time could miss classes or even going to the office.

Janet Mbugua revealed that she was put on birth control and continued using it except for the period in which they were trying for a child.

She also said that if she doesn’t take my medication, she struggles during her period.

Here is Janet’s post:

DAY 1 – THIS WAS ME IN 2015. TEN YEARS EARLIER, IN 2005, I HAD JUST UNDERGONE A LAPAROSCOPY FOR DEEP OVARIAN ENDOMETRIOSIS, ALSO KNOWN AS ENDOMETRIOMAS OR OVARIAN CYSTS. IT CAUSES THE FORMATION OF CAVITIES WITHIN THE OVARY THAT FILL WITH BLOOD. IT HAD BEEN YEARS, LITERALLY SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, OF PAINFUL, PROLONGED PERIODS THAT SOMETIMES RENDERED ME UNABLE TO GO TO CLASS OR TO THE OFFICE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF MY CYCLE.

FINALLY GETTING A DIAGNOSIS WAS SUCH A BREAKTHROUGH AND I WAS PUT ON BIRTH CONTROL THEREAFTER AND HAVE HAD TO CONTINUE USING THIS, EXCEPT FOR THE TIMES WE WERE TRYING FOR A BABY. UNTIL TODAY, IF I DON’T TAKE MY MEDICATION, I’LL STRUGGLE DURING MY PERIOD. ENDOMETRIOSIS AFFECTS AN ESTIMATED 1 IN 10 WOMEN DURING THEIR REPRODUCTIVE YEARS (IE. USUALLY BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 TO 49), WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 176 MILLION WOMEN IN THE WORLD. SO, LET’S WEAR YELLOW AND STAND WITH ENDO WARRIORS LIKE @ELSIE_ODHIAMBO @JAHMBYKOIKAI AND MANY OTHERS. LET’S TALK PERIODS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LET’S TALK PERIOD PAIN. BECAUSE LADIES (AND GENTS), A VERY PAINFUL, PROLONGED PERIOD IS NOT NORMAL.

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Janet’s story has generated a debate on period pains, early detection and its management.

Jahmby Koikai has gone through the most from multiple surgeries, to managing pain and its side effects, but she sis soldering on. She is determined to overcome the condition, in turn inspiring other female celebs to join in.

Today Janet Mbugua went on to educate and raise awareness on Endometriosis and its side effects.

‘I thank God for my life,’ Janet Mbugua finally breaks the silence on her health scare

Endometriosis is an incurable but manageable gynecological condition. Symptoms are generally present during the reproductive years.

The pain and other symptoms can affect different areas of life, including the ability to work, medical care costs, and difficulty maintaining relationships. Symptoms of endometriosis include:

Severe menstrual cramps
Long-term lower-back and pelvic pain
Periods lasting longer than 7 days
Heavy menstrual bleeding where the pad or tampon needs changing every 1 to 2 hours
Bowel and urinary problems including pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating
Bloody stool or urine
Nausea and vomiting
Fatigue
Pain during intercourse
Spotting or bleeding between periods
(Info courtesy of Medical News Today).have these symptoms? Have you seen an OBGYN? Done an ultrasound? How are you managing your symptoms? Please get treatment where you can

As Jahmby says, periods should not be painful.

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Singer speaks after attacking lover at WCB signee Zuchu’s star-studded concert

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Controversial singer Gigy Money turned WCB signee Zuchu’s concert into a fight club, hurling shoes at her lover.

On 18 July, there was fanfare at the Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam as WCB signee Zuchu held a thanksgiving concert months after her debut EP, I Am Zuchu. The event dubbed ‘Ahsante Nashukuru’ mainly featured performances by artistes from the WCB stable and attracted the whos-who in the Tanzanian entertainment and political scenes. 

READ ALSO: I’m not behind Diamond, Tanasha split- WCB’s Zuchu sets record straight

However, singer Gigy Money who also performed made the headlines for the wrong reasons after getting into a scuffle with her lover during the much-publicised concert.

READ ALSO: I was bewitched by a friend – Gigy Money

Peaceful arrival, later chaos

Moments earlier, Gigy and her Nigerian man were seen arriving arm in arm at the event whose highlight featured Zuchu receiving a brand new car from WCB head honcho Diamond Platnumz. Donning matching outfits, the couple was spotted on the red carpet as the paparazzi scrambled to capture the moment.  However, all hell breaks loose later and viral videos depict the visibly angered Nigerian arguing with a bouncer at the entrance. After a tense confrontation, Gigy’s man is seen being led by the screaming bouncer towards the exit. Shortly after, a similarly irritated Gigy emerges and follows the pair.

“Gigy! Wewe Gigy wewe!” a woman in the background is heard dissuading the singer from pursuing them but the singer pays no heed and heads for the pair.

“You want to beat me?” the boyfriend is heard asking an approaching Gigy as the bouncer acts as a barrier between them. The bouncer manages to steer the incensed man towards the exit as Gigy follows behind, hurling obscenities.

READ ALSO: I will get a baby with your eldest son – Gigy Money warns Zari

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At some point, a barefoot Gigy turns into a sprint before throwing one of her shoes which hits the man who then responds with an insult. Another bouncer finally intervenes and the two are separated. Gigy then asks for her vehicle so she can head home before warning the press against sharing videos of the incident.

Addresses incident

Though the cause of their tiff is still unknown Gigy later made reference to the shocking incident in a social media post, hinting that alcohol had a part to play in the fracas.  In another post, Gigy shared a photo alongside her estranged lover writing: “My mad man looked handsome before his demons arose and mine arose too.”

‘Running over Ali Kiba’

Gigy is not new controversy and recently said she’d run over her ex, singer Ali Kiba for breaking her heart.

“I will knock all of them down, I mean I will kill them. In fact, I will flatten them like chapatis. The first person I will knock down and kill is Ali Kiba.  Actually, I don’t need a weak car, I need a Fuso so that when I knock him down I will be sure he doesn’t survive,” Gigy told Ayo TV.

READ ALSO: Gigy Money under fire for dirty-dancing with married singer

Dating Kiba brothers

Gigy had in the past admitted to dating both Ali Kiba and his younger brother, Abdu Kiba. She solely laid the blame on Chekecha singer for pursuing her despite knowing that she’d been with his younger brother. Abdu expressed being heartbroken after learning the two had a fling, prompting him to marry.

“I was very hurt on hearing that Ali was dating Gigy Money because I dated her first before she became famous. But it’s alleged that Ali didn’t know. It hurt me for a while till when I married,” said Abdu.

 

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Why Jahmby Kokai is happy her TV anchor dream never came true

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Jahmby Koikai is glad her dream of being a TV anchor never came true.

Popular media personality Jahmby Koikai narrated how her first attempt at auditioning as a TV host backfired and she was sent home on the first day of the audition. Reliving her prime days, Jahmby narrated how she was determined to follow her dream of becoming a news anchor after completing her degree.

“There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro FM. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it.

“Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu?” she posed.

READ ALSO: Jahmby Koikai back in Kenya after a year of treatment abroad

According to the endometriosis survivor, she went ahead to audition for the position despite the warning and was the first contestant to be sent packing.

“So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said some of us have to go home.

“My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news,” she narrated.

READ ALSO: Why I’m walking around with a mask- Jahmby Koikai

Second audition

Later, Jahmby auditioned for another TV opportunity only to miss out as well.

“Then came another opportunity over 10 years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. I didn’t get the job.”

However, due to endometriosis, Jahmby was forced to put her dreams on hold and concentrate on getting better. According to her, it is as though God had better plans for her and is grateful to not have gotten the jobs.

“I battled severe endometriosis in silence for over 19 years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilized all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant.”

 

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There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro Fm. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it. Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu? Nikasema zi. So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said, some of us have to go home. My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news. Then came another opportunity over 10years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. As you see in this pic, I got my hair done at Ralph’s Hair Salon, new suit etc. I didn’t get the job. After KBC, I never got to anchor the news again. I’m grateful I did not get the job even though I felt dejected at the time. I battled severe Endometriosis in silence for over 19years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilised all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant. There are many people like me who are bound by chronic illness and cannot do the things they love. I share your pain. But there’s hope. I’m grateful to God for His reminder that He will restore to you all the years that the locusts have eaten. Also Jer 29:11

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