Charismatic radio presenter Natalie Githinji has always been the voice that brightens up the airwaves.
However, behind her infectious laughter lies a courageous battle with Endometriosis, a condition that has not only affected her physical well-being but has also posed challenges in her dating life.
In a candid revelation, Githinji shared that the ongoing struggle with Endometriosis has significantly impacted her relationships, creating hurdles that have kept potential partners at bay.
Known for her bubbly on-air persona, Githinji has been vocal about the painful struggles she faces due to this condition, which often causes severe pelvic pain, especially during menstrual periods.
Back in May, Githinji disclosed her contemplation of having her womb removed as a measure to alleviate the excruciating pains associated with Endometriosis.
The relentless pain has rendered her unable to perform certain daily activities, and at times, she requires assistance, even for basic tasks like bathing, relying on the support of her mother.
“It affects a lot of things in your life, even your relationship. What man wants to date you because you are a burden? Who wants to date someone who has to be cared for when she is sick? You have to carry that person, feed them. You can’t even have sex, by the way. Of course, you can, but it’s painful. I have been dumped because I have Endo because the guy was like, why is it that you always seem to have a problem when we want to get intimate,” Natalie said,
The emotional toll of Endometriosis extends beyond the physical pain, impacting her mental and emotional well-being.
Despite her vibrant on-air personality, she faces the reality of a condition that has been a part of her life since 2016. The journey to find a curable solution has been frustratingly elusive.
In a poignant post shared in May, Githinji expressed her desperation, stating, “At this point, I feel like I’m going to sell my uterus or just get it removed na itupwe (thrown away) because there is no way I can be suffering with endometriosis and I can survive without the womb.”
Endometriosis has not only taken a toll on her physical health, leading to significant weight loss, but it has also left her financially strained as she continues to seek medical solutions.