If you are new here and this is your first time on the Kylie’s Corner & More blog, I encourage you to read this first blog post about this journey of taking care of my health, and then, read the three other blog posts to catch up. After that, this blog post will make sense to you, so start from the very first blog post!
It’s November 2, 2019 – the day after my Endocrinologist appointment.
I needed some time to take everything in before I sat down to write because my mind was all over the place yesterday.
I’m going to be real with y’all and tell y’all about what I felt yesterday, and everything that had happened.
I told my endocrinologist what I have been dealing with and I mentioned my chin hair. Side note: for every single one of my Doctors appointments I have had, I go in with no makeup at all and with only some mascara and lip gloss. I do this because I want my Doctors to see what I have been going through and they can also visibly see my chin hair. I honestly feel confident with going without face makeup when I go to the Doctor! It’s also so difficult for me to talk about my hormonal issues to a Doctor who is not a woman.
He thinks I might have PCOS – I have researched everything that has been happening to me and Google has led me to PCOS. I will put a link about it so y’all can read more about what PCOS is (the link I provided gives you a lot of information like, the symptoms of PCOS, the treatment, what it is, how you can be diagnose, and so much more.) It’s Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and some girls can stop having their period because of it. Some of the symptoms are: high DHEA-S, unwanted hair like chin hair, anxiety, irregular periods, depression, acne, cysts on your ovaries, thinning of hair, etc. Those are just some of the symptoms of PCOS and I honestly didn’t know what PCOS was until I started researching my symptoms. I forgot to mention that it’s also difficult to have a baby. I’m explaining all of this because maybe one of you who are reading this don’t know what PCOS is and you might have it. My Endocrinologist also asked me if anyone in my family has PCOS that I know of (blood related) and I said that no one on my mother’s side has it, but I don’t have a clue about the other parent. I don’t know anything about my biological father’s side of the family like about their health history and if anyone has had high DHEA-S. I’m kinda left in the dark, but we don’t know if I have PCOS for sure.
I will be getting my blood tested again for four different things – my DHEA-S again (hopefully it has decreased a little bit more🤞🏻), FSH, LH, Testosterone total, and ACTH – those are all different hormones. There is another one my Endocrinologist tested, but I can’t remember the name of it and the results for it isn’t here yet – I remember that they took six vials of blood.
I will be getting that done on November 8, 2019 and I don’t know when this blog post will go up, but it will probably be once I get my results back. **I have received the results, but since this blog post is already too long already and I haven’t heard back from my Doctor yet about the results, I’m going to add it in another blog post.**
My Doctor also said that if the test results come out confusing, then, he is going to want me to have an ultrasound sound done either on my ovaries or adrenal glands.
Another thing he thinks I might have is something called, late-onset adrenal hyperplasia. He said it’s either that or polycystic ovaries. From my understanding, adrenal hyperplasia can happen to babies where the female baby has both a female and male part (I promise, I’m a girl and was born a girl.) I wasn’t born like that and that’s why it is called late-onset because it’s where adults get it and it basically causes unwanted hair like I have been having. We don’t know what I have for sure or if everything is actually ok with me. That’s why I’m getting all these tests done to make sure nothing is wrong.
This appointment was way too much for my mind – after the appointment, I literally went for a walk and ended up walking FOUR miles!! I told y’all, my mind was everywhere and walking did help me because I feel much better than I did yesterday! I’m at a much better place today and I honestly love just putting on my Christian music and going outside for a walk to clear my mind. That’s something new I have been doing and I love it because it helps me mentally.
While on my walk, I kept talking to myself and reminding me how I have overcome so many obstacles in my life:
Being born premature & being in the NICU for months
Almost died when I was a baby because there was one point where I had a difficult time breathing
Having seizures as a child and it’s so strange how I remember every single detail during that time. I even remember the seizures I have had. I’m blessed to say that I haven’t had any to this day and I think my last one I had was when I was 8 years old and I’m 21 now.
Undergoing the emotions of being in a car accident by myself
Those are just a few events from my life that have made me strong and created me who I am today.
I told myself that I am strong and that I will get through this with God by my side.
Maybe this has always been in God’s plan after all and I have been trusting Him throughout this entire health journey that I have been on. He knows what He’s doing and whatever happens, I know everything is going to be okay; I will find a way to make myself better and to take care of my health because that’s the reason why I started going to the Doctor in the first place, especially by myself. I’m doing this for myself because I know my body needs me.
I really don’t know what will be coming next…
Please listen to “Don’t Be Afraid” by Brandon Heath. This song spoke to me the most during this time.
Don’t be afraid
Don’t be, don’t be
You gave Him your heart
He’s keeping it safe
When you’re in the dark
Caught up in the fray
Wherever you are
Whatever you face
You’re held in the arms
That nothing can break
So don’t be afraid
For the one who keeps it all inside
Or the one who says: No, I’m just fine
For the one who hurts too much to cry
Don’t be afraid
For the one who knows but will not say
Or the one who’s blinded by the pain
Anyone just trying to be brave
Don’t be afraid
The sixth blog post of the series is now up, click on the image above and it will bring you to the sixth blog post! I enjoyed writing this one and it’s a mix of different topics – I discuss some of the drinks I have been drinking to replace my coffee obsession, the results of my recent blood tests, and a quick decision I made for myself that most people might disagree with – I explain everything in this blog post!