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nobody-told-me-my-first-painful-period-meant-i-have-endometriosis

One Wednesday in November 2006 I had my first period. I was in class six. Excitement and confusion ran through my mind. I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my mom I was finally a woman. So I got home, told my mom and she just smiled and said, ”now that you are grown, you should stay away from boys.” I just stood there thinking, am I supposed to stop going to the same class as boys and if so...

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fish-odour-syndrome-that-smell-that-makes-you-pull-your-lips-to-the-nose

Lisa (not real name) is a beautiful, hardworking, successful Nurse with a big heart. She’s 30, not married, not dating, not even interested. ‘We don’t all have to get married you know’ is her response when people tease her about marriage. What they don’t know is that she has a secret; she smells, she smells of fish, rotten fish! A terrible smell that makes you pull your lips to the nose....

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when-a-pedicure-goes-wrong

By: Sally Njambi-Harman-Podiatrist based in Nairobi Caroline, a 42 year old lady suffering from diabetes, came to my office in tears last June. On enquiring what her problem was, she narrated the following unfortunate story: 5 weeks prior to my seeing her, Caroline had attended a pedicure at her local beauty salon. She remembers the beautician digging and cutting her cuticles to a p...

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