On 10/22, I almost died. My body started “konking out” for lack of a better phrase. My kidneys were failing, I was losing blood, and to top it all off I was pregnant and had no clue.
You know after that phrase comes something REALLY good, right?! I’m so excited to be sharing this testimony with you all. I’m sure some of you are pretty confused so let me start from the top.
I was with a group from my church in MA for a conference. I woke up the Saturday morning absolutely fine. I proceeded to take a shower and when I came out I felt a very sharp pain. Assuming it was pre-menstrual cramps, I continued to get ready for the day. As I was walking to my bed, I mentioned to my roommate, Brittany that these cramps were ridiculous and that I was feeling dizzy. But still, I kept pushing myself. I walked across the room to get my clothes and before I knew it I completely blacked out and when I came back to my senses, Brittany was helping me to the bed. WHOA! right? I literally lost all control and it confused me!
Brit called my husband into the room and long story short I had 2 more black outs during that time. During my last fainting episode, hubby and some friends were trying to get me to a wheel chair to take me to the ER (I was super cold, had turned extremely pale, and was incredibly weak). I put all my weight onto my husband and blacked out again. When I woke up, I was on the floor, between the two beds COMPLETELY weak and trying with all my might to stay conscious.
Long story short, I was taken to the ER and it was discovered that I had an ectopic pregnancy. The fertilized egg usually travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus where it “lives” until a woman gives brith; in the case of an ectopic pregnancy the egg stays in the fallopian tube where it doesn’t belong. Eventually, as it stays there, the tube ruptures and bleeding occurs. I had about 5L of blood in my abdomen due to the rupture. I had to get emergency surgery to remove my right fallopian tube and drain all of the blood.
After surgery, because my body was in shock, my kidneys stopped working as well. I was intubated, set up to tubes that were helping me breath. MY GOD. Thinking about it seems like it was a dream. Now, here’s the amazing part. By that evening, while intubated, I was able to communicate via notes to hubby, my brother-in-law, and amazing friends who were by my side. The next day I was walking and eating like nothing happened. When we walked out the hospital about 6-7 nurses surrounded me, one was nearly in tears, AMAZED that I was walking around. One of the nurses said to me that not many people would be walking out of the hospital and in such great condition after all that had happened to my body.
After all is said and done, my heart is so grateful. If I continued to lay down on the bed in the hotel resting I would’ve likely died because of how much blood I was losing so quickly. And guess what, I’m alive and WELL! I have SUCH an amazing support team between my family, friends, and church family who prayed for me so intensely. The prayers of the righteous truly availeth much (James 5:16).
This experience really highlighted the fact that the enemy is REALLY out to kill, steal, and destroy us. He didn’t try to just mess with my health. The ectopic pregnancy was a direct attempt at death. What’s ironic is that earlier that week my First Lady had a dream about death to someone close to them. They rebuked death and covered their family, friends, and the church in prayer. It wasn’t until after everything happened that my Pastor realized that the prayers were for me.
How good is God?! Smh…
Anyway, I’m sharing this testimony because I want it to encourage SOMEONE out there. After everything was said and done, I was legitimately saddened. I lost a baby. BUT I had my life. And while I don’t always understand why God does what He does, I choose to believe that everything will work out for my good in the end. Click & Tweet! God is amazing. He saved my life, and I strongly believe that hubby and I WILL get pregnant again and have another beautiful baby. Y’all already know when faith is applied, God WILL move because the same thing happened after our miscarriage and we now have Nicholas!
If you’re going through ANYTHING at all, remember that God is in control, He’s perfect in all of His ways, and don’t allow negative situations to shake your faith. Goodness is right around the corner for you!!
Love you all!! Be encouraged!