Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris is admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital.
Esther Passaris admitted at Aga Khan Hospital
I did not listen to my doctor - Esther Passaris
In an update posted on her Twitter handle, the MP updated her followers that she is at the hospital for a "Medial Branch Block procedure plus Paraspinal L3 to S1 under the care of Dr Thikra Shariff and Mr Livingstone Olunya".
The woman rep further updated a live feed explaining her condition and the treatment she has been seeking for her condition in India and London over the past 20 years.
"The problem with my back started 20 years ago when I was pregnant with my son but the pain went away. Later, I fell down a flight of stairs and the pain came back. Last year we went for the EALA games and I was given the 1500M race to run and that took a toll on my back," the MP explained adding that she has been having chronic back pain since then.
Passaris went on to explain that in February she underwent a surgery at Nairobi Hospital where her thyroid was removed and she was put on a daily thyroxin tablet since then.
She explained that she traveled to Mecca and later to London shortly after the thyroid surgery and while in London she was hospitalized because she could not walk.
"I could not walk, I was in so much pain and so my doctor there recommended a nerve block procedure which was done and I was told to rest for 10 days. I did not listen to my doctor, I flew back to Kenya and the pain got worse," she narrated.
I'm going to have a 6-pack on my 56th birthday - Passaris
She later went to India where a spinal injury specialist prescribed a regime of pain medication and physical exercise to the vocal MP.
Passaris encouraged Kenyans to exercise regularly noting that she could no longer go to the gym due to pain. She further advocated for legalization of medical marijuana saying that it would be helpful in managing chronic pain.
The MP relayed that she would be at the hospital for three days after which she would get into physio therapy and later back to the gym with a goal of getting more fit to help her back.
"As women we give birth and neglect the core. Men don't have much of a problem because they don't give birth but we give birth, our calcium is normally low but this core [pointing to her belly] needs to be strong.
"I'll tell you what, I want to have a six pack. I can't have it by my 55th birthday but I'll definitely have it by my 56th birthday. I think by my 55th I can come close to it, maybe a four pack or two pack," she explained.
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