My friends who know me on an intimate level, they would probably have known of the condition that I had suffered from.
My menstruation cycle has always been erratic in the past many years. For many years, it only came seasonally, coming only four times a year. Due to persuasion of friends, I decided to seek medical tests. The diagnosis that the doctors made from the results of my ultrasound, blood and sugar test was that I was demonstrating the symptoms of PCOS, short for poly-cystic ovary syndrome.
It was a difficult time for me mentally, and emotionally. The thought that I could be infertile, as well as that I could not successful bear children.
Between March 2014 to November 2015, somehow my period started to come back. This coincided with my starting my classes at cooking school in Tafe.
The literature I had been reading made me understand that I knew my body was healing itself, through all my physical exercise, and the workout I was doing, and all my hard work was paying off. I did not take medication as I didn't believe in using chemicals to fix my hormones.
Then again, Nov 2015 marked the beginning of a one year drought. I did not have my monthly period for one year. At that point, I did not know why it did not come, but I did realise that it had not come at its scheduled time, that being seasonally, every few months.
A conversation with a Christian elder revealed to me that the trigger for my lack of menstruation was possibly something spiritual in nature. At that point of time, I did not really understand what she meant.
However now I realise that it was an emotional trigger that had manifested itself in the physical through my body. I realise now that our thoughts are important as they affect our hearts, and as a result our emotions which takes its toll on our bodies.
Knowing that it was a symptom that was triggered by something spiritual in nature, I knew that doctors would not be able to fix my issues even with all their medication.
I therefore decided to seek the Lord for healing. For many months I laboured, and travailed in prayer, yet not seeing any results.
Finally one fine day, exactly twelve months later in the month of December 2016, when I was going about my business in the bathroom, I noticed spotting on my panty liners.
I looked at it, and I realised it was pink spots. I knew immediately it was a sign that my period was coming.
The month of February is ending, and tomorrow is the beginning of a new month.
I've since had my period three times, once every month. I have my PMS, and my period pains, and bloating that accompanies it. I dread it, but I know it is a sign that my body is functioning normally.
Never in my last 26 years (since I started menstruating at 12), had I ever had it come every month.
Nothing can keep me from my miracle. It took 12 months of praying and travailing, and I received my miracle. I believe in the power of praying, faith, holding steadfast and believing that I have a God that heals.
I pray, and hope you too will find your miracle.