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‘Four surgeries…’, Ciru Muriuki opens up on her battle with endometriosis

Media personality Ciru Muriuki has opened up about her ongoing battle with endometriosis while paying tribute to the late Jahmby Koikai, who passed away after a long struggle with the condition.

During a heartfelt tribute show on NTV, Ciru shared her experiences, revealing that she has undergone four surgeries over the years.

“I have stage four endometriosis, but I have not suffered even a fraction of what Jahmby has gone through. In her case, it had spread to her lungs, her teeth, her diaphragm, but she kept fighting it,” Ciru recounted.
She elaborated on the nature of her surgeries.

“I have had four surgeries for endometriosis, and what they do is just burn the cells, but they keep growing again.”
Ciru also highlighted the global impact of endometriosis, noting that “more than 150 million women worldwide are fighting endometriosis. It can go from stage one, which is like mild endometriosis, to stage four.”

The former BBC presenter underwent her third endometriosis surgery in 2020.

She shared her journey with her followers by posting a photo from her hospital bed, captioning it: “So, I’m back in the hospital for my third surgery. This journey with endometriosis has not been easy. On the bright side, my skin is popping. We thank God.”

Her second surgery occurred just days before Christmas in 2017.

Ciru shared a photo of herself in the hospital on Instagram, reflecting on the ordeal: “This was me after my first laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis cysts. I was bleeding into my ovaries every time I had my period. Words cannot describe the pain.”

Endometriosis is a condition characterised by the abnormal growth of cells similar to those that line the inside of the uterus but located outside the uterus.

This can cause severe pain and complications, significantly impacting the quality of life for those affected.
Ciru’s tribute to Jahmby highlighted the courage and resilience required to battle this debilitating condition. Jahmby Koikai, also known as Fyah Mummah, was a prominent media personality and reggae MC who inspired many with her relentless fight against endometriosis.

She passed away on June 3 after enduring the condition’s severe complications, including its spread to multiple organs.

Other notable figures who have battled endometriosis include media personalities Janet Mbugua, Corazon Kwamboka, Natalie Githinji, and Sylvia Savai, also known as Senjee Comedy.