“I have always had heavy and painful periods since the first time. I lived on painkillers and I thought it was normal until I could not take the pain anymore. The bloating that accompanied the pain was even worse because I have had many people ask me habari ya mtoto days later (before I had babies).
In 2009 I saw a doctor who suggested we do a diagnostic surgery and that’s when I had my first laparoscopy. I have been on so many hormonal therapies to ease the pain and several surgeries. My last surgery was 4 months after having my babies. The common thought is that with pregnancy the painful periods ease but it’s not always the case. In my case it’s like I had a break because a month after giving birth the pain was even worse, then the growth of cysts that were excruciatingly painful hence the surgery.”