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Natalie Githinji: Guys have dumped me because I battle endometriosis

Everyone has had their heart broken at some point in their life. They may have been broke, cheated, or fallen out of love.

That is life.

But what about being dumped because you got sick?

No one knows what that feels like better than hilarious content creator Natalie Githinji.

The bubbly NRG Radio presenter has been dumped more than once after guys she dated found out she was battling endometriosis.

“Some of the guys I dated left me when they found out I had endometriosis. Imagine, I guess I’m a burden when I’m sick, I understand where they’re coming from,” Natalie told Nairobi News.

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Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in places where it doesn’t belong.

This tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each period, but the blood has no way to leave the body and becomes trapped.

This can lead to painful periods and can cause heavy bleeding or pain during sex or when having a bowel movement.

The condition eventually became so severe for Natalie that she could barely walk because of the excruciating pain.

“I wish I had known about it sooner, I would have caught it sooner. I found out seven years later,” adds the 26-year-old.

The funny soul, a champion of endometriosis, discovered the condition sometime in 2016 when she developed painful cramps and the flow was overwhelming.

She had gone for a second opinion when the doctor ‘accidentally’ mentioned that she might have endometriosis, something Natalie says previous doctors she had seen had never told her about.

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Natalie says the endometriosis is the reason she lost so much weight and even made her feel suicidal at one point.

“Wueh, three words for my endometriosis journey are hell, disgusting and death. However, I am glad that most of my fans defend me when social media bullies troll me about my weight. If anything, it doesn’t bother me because I’m already dealing with too much.

But even as she continues to battle the conditions, Natalie says she is not fighting anything and is doing everything humanly possible to enjoy life.

Natalie isn’t the only celebrity to speak out against the disease. Reggae presenter Njambi Koikai has also spoken out about her battle with endometriosis, which has also cost her relationships because of the painful sex.

“The pain is so much that I don’t even want to go through it and finding someone who understands, someone who is willing to live with you through that pain is difficult. You know, it’s crazy to have to watch you go through pain every single month,” Njambi told the BBC in 2018.

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