Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Nike Oshinowo speaks about her long-term association with endometriosis ,says 'sex is very painful'



It is no longer news that former Miss Nigeria, Chief Adenike Oshinowo, is a proud mother of a set of twins.
Due to her long-term association with endometriosis, 47 year old Nike delivered the set of twins with the help of a surrogate gestational carrier in United States of America.
Medical experts identify endometriosis as a significant factor in unexplained female infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and other gynaecological problems.
Expressing happiness and gratitude to the Almighty for making her a mother despite all odds, Nike said
“I am overwhelmed and humbled by the depth of my love for my children. God has been most gracious to me. I am beyond happy.”
Addressing her battle with Endometriosis, Nike said "I have lived with endometriosis since the age of 13. I was sent to boarding school in England when I was seven.
I went to prep school. It was during the first few days in secondary school that I began my periods (menstrual). They called the ambulance and I was hospitalized for 10 days because the pain started and wouldn’t stop.
I thought I was going to die. Living with endometriosis is a challenge. When you see your doctor, your doctor just tries to treat the symptoms and assumes the pain revolves around your menstrual cycle. But this is not so. This pain affects every single aspect of your life."
On sex, she said "Women with endometriosis do not want to have sex because it’s painful. It is very, very painful. So you do not want to have intercourse once and it is painful, you’ll not want to go there. It’s not something you are going to look forward to. I have read books on this. And even when you try to forget the fact that you do not want to, half the time you are bleeding. You are either bleeding, or you do not want.

So, on the average, my friends’ periods last about 5 days, mine, if I’m lucky, lasts 7-10 days and if I’m super, duper lucky, lasts less than seven days; if I have eaten what I should, and exercised constantly, it’s not so bad. Exercise works. If you look at a girl’s menstrual cycle, 26-27 days, remove the 10 days she’s been menstruating and remove the days she doesn’t want, when she has pre-menstrual tension.
When every part of you is sore, on those days, you are not going to want, and even on the remaining five or so days that you are ‘OK, you are not going to want to have intercourse because it is going to be painful. You just don’t want to. So you cannot have a proper relationship with a man."
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