My name is Njambi Koikai, commonly known by my fans as Fyah Mummah. For those of you who know me, my story of chronic pain is not new. I have suffered stage 4 endometriosis, coupled with pneumothorax (thoracic endometriosis) for over 15 years. This caused me severe pelvic pain and lungs collapses every month especially during my monthly cycle. I have been in the emergency room countless times in unbearable pain.
I finally found a promising solution to this battle, and thanks to your generous support, I successfully received surgery in Atlanta, US on 1st March 2018, from some of the best surgeons in the world. Initially, it was anticipated that I would leave the hospital within three days of receiving surgery. However, due to several complications especially caused by the delicate state of my lungs, I required intensive care which meant I was hospitalised for 21 days. Having no health insurance, my initial funds raised were exhausted due to the long hospitalisation. The extra treatment, medication and post-surgery therapy has raised the bill by an additional USD $76 000 (GBP £54 000). I urgently require your help to settle this bill, and any amount that you contribute will go a long way in helping me to finally have my life back.
I had a two-in-one surgery (laparascopic and thoracic) to remove the endometriosis lesions that had covered my uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel, and my chest. My right lung was completely damaged due to the constant insertion of chest tubes used to treat the regular lung collapses. My surgery took over eight hours, and I’m eternally grateful it was successful, especially since my surgeons say that this is one of the worst cases they have ever seen. After surgery, I had numerous needles inserted to administer different medication into my body. I had an epidural inserted in my back to administer pain medication. Because I have a very small back, the pain caused by this needle was extreme. I also received heparin injections every eight hours to prevent blood clotting. I had four chest tubes inserted to drain all the fluid that was hidden in my rib cage. Additionally, I had to take three excruciating walks a day to prevent pneumonia. In spite of all this, I am now recovering well, I can move a lot more easily on my own and it looks like victory over endometriosis is within reach.
I cannot say it enough or more sincerely, your response to my initial fundraiser was tremendous, and may you all be blessed abundantly. Your generous contribution in my initial fundraiser raised $89 000, which covered the cost of the surgery, travelling and lodging. I am therefore running a second round of fundraising to help settle the outstanding bill amounting to $76 000. With the generous support of friends, family, and goodwill donors, I am fighting to get my life back and I look forward to dedicating my life to raising awareness about endometriosis and most importantly, giving hope to those who, just like me, cannot afford the costly medical treatment required. Together we can remind and support everyone suffering from endometriosis that they too can have their life back...