Late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s wife Wambui Kamiru Collymore has opened up about how she has been dealing with grief.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Wambui said that she was grateful that her sense if smell though a bit wonky was back, months after she realised it was caused by grief for her husband.
“The brain is interesting. My sense of smell has been gone for a number of months. This is linked to grief. Initially, it frustrated me. Then I just accepted the process,” read her tweet.
Wambui added she has accepted the process even though she is yet to fully recover to the normal situation it was.
She, however, pointed out that she can smell rose petals and a few burnt toast smells something she remains grateful about.
The brain is interesting. My sense of smell has been gone for a number of months. This is linked to grief. Initially, it frustrated me. Then I just accepted the process. Today it came back. Albeit a bit wonky. E.g. burnt toast smells like rose petals. Still I am grateful. 😊 pic.twitter.com/onPswRuosh
— Wambui K. Collymore (@WambuiKamiru) March 23, 2020
Wambui just like other human beings who deal with the loss of a loved one has proven that the healing process and dealing with grief itself can dread to unforeseen difficulties.
Grieving over a loss sees people involved in maintaining their self-esteem, but with depression, there are often feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing.
Kenyans sent in their heartfelt messages wishing her well. Below were some reactions:
Small wins are sometimes big wins! #gratitude.
— Catherine Wanja (@Wanja_Gitao) March 23, 2020
Loosing any our senses is tricky and having it back, whichever smell or scent it brings forth twashukuru
— Muthamaki (@wynjoel) March 23, 2020
Grief shocks and shrinks critical senses, recovery takes time. Healing is a process too. Sending love and prayers
— Mukhtar A. Ogle, EBS,OGW 🇰🇪 (@AbdiOgle) March 24, 2020
Pole mum. Have comfort in knowing how much Bob still loves you.
— wanjiru mugi (@WanjiruMugi) March 23, 2020