Here’s the second part of the series – if you missed the first part, you need to go read that one first and then come back to read this one!
Before I get into this blog post, I want to clarify something from the first part of the series: I mentioned how my mom made the first appointment, which is true. However, I’m the one who schedules all of my appointments and go to them by myself. I was just too scared to make that first phone call and so yes, my twenty-one year old self does it all on her own now – I’m so proud of the lady I’m becoming because in the past, my mom was the one who would schedule the appointment and then goes with me, especially if it was a doctor’s appointment!
Anyways, I just wanted to say that first and let’s get into part 2 of the series!
On July 25, 2019, I went to the Doctor and this Doctor specializes in pediatric and adult care, so I was in a pediatric doctor’s office.
I told her everything that was going on with me (I mention all of this in the first part of this series).
She told me that I definitely have A LOT of hormonal issues going on and I agreed with her on that!
I told her that is the reason why I want to get blood work done, just to see what’s going on.
She ordered a long list of things that she wanted to test for and y’all, it was a lot!
So my Doctor then told me to start eating certain foods, which I eat pretty much healthy foods already and it’s more than what I used to eat in the past.
Lastly, she said to see her again in 6 weeks and that I can have my blood tested in September.
I was thinking to myself, “Ok, I don’t have to worry about that until September!” Haha…
After that appointment, my family and I went out of town for the weekend – it was our yearly Summer trip and we always find things that we haven’t ever done or tried before.
Let’s just say that I was eating some delicious food that I haven’t ever had at all and I usually try to eat healthy, but we were on vacation! My motto during that weekend was: live life in the moment and you only have one life to live, so you must enjoy it while you can.
That care-free weekend ended and the Doctor’s office called my mom…
They told her that I can now get my blood work done and how it can be done sometime during the week.
Y’all, I was freaking out on the inside because I wasn’t expecting it to be that soon!
So I asked my Pawpaw if he could go with me just in case because of all the tests I had to get done. He told me how he could go with me the next day because that was the only day he would be available.
I didn’t have any time to prepare myself for this and I wasn’t mentally ready at all. During all of this, there were tears and me not understanding why this would be happening so soon. Did I mention that these blood tests were the ones where you can’t eat or drink anything after midnight?
Well, they were and I didn’t even have a snack before midnight because I was just too scared!
Before I went to bed that night, God gave me this brilliant idea…
So on the Kylie’s Corner & More Instagram, I asked people what Bible verses do they go to when they are nervous. I did this before I went to bed, so that way when I woke up, I would have different Bible verses to read to help me get through the day.
There was this one that I kept on repeating to myself when I was getting my blood drawn:
Every time someone gave me a Bible verse by answering to the question in the first picture, I would go find a picture that had the Bible verse on it and then share it with others on my story. The Bible verse above helped me so much on that day.
The Nurse took twelve vials of my blood. Twelve. I already knew it was going to be a lot!
Towards the end of it, I started feeling weak and everything was slowly going dim – I was on the verge of passing out! I asked the Nurse for some water and I told her how I wasn’t feeling good at all. I couldn’t even stand up to walk, I had to stay still for awhile until it all passed. I remember the Nurse asking, “do you think you’ll be able to get up and walk, now?” I told her that I thought so and she was like, “ma’am, I’m not letting you get up until you really do feel better!”
I started feeling a little bit better, so the Nurse made me try to walk. I barely even made it into the hallway – there was a chair in the hallway, so I sat there while the Nurse brought me some orange juice and crackers! I had to sit there for awhile until I felt better.
That was an experience that I will never forget and most of it probably happened because I didn’t have enough time to even prepare myself for it.
I’m still happy I got all that done before this semester started because once it starts, the semester is always crazy!
I’m also thankful that Pawpaw went with me when he did because I wouldn’t be able to drive myself back after that.
I also documented this day, so here’s me after I got home from getting 12 vials of blood taken out of me!
I finally received my blood results and it all started making sense, for now….
This whole experience taught me that we need to start expecting the unexpected because there are things that just don’t go as planned in life and that’s okay. We’re on God’s time and He always knows when it will be the perfect time to do something, even though we’re not expecting it at all!
God always has a plan. Keep on trusting Him even when you don’t have all the answers as to why something has happened to you. That’s not for us to understand right now.
The song, “You’re Carrying Me” by Vineyard Worship describes what I went to during this part of my life, God is carrying me and I will continue to trust Him.
I don’t know the future but I place my hope in You
As You call me forward, I’m falling into You
I’m waiting, You’re running and I lean into You
My burdens are falling as I lean into You
You’re carrying me, You’re carrying me, You’re carrying me
And I choose to trust You, Lord
Click on the image above and it will take you to the third part of this blog post! I hope you’re invested in this series and thank you for following along on this journey of the unknown with me because I don’t know what is going to happen; only God knows.