What I Learned Wednesday: Plans Change, Things Happen!

Hello loves. I hope you are all having a good week so far. Today is just a short little post on what I learned. It’s a very simple lesson, so it won’t be long!

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So this morning I woke up early to go get blood drawn for a new doctor that I am seeing. I have gotten blood drawn many times, so I did not think much of it. I brought some orange juice with me that I was drinking before hand. The phlebotomist was super nice, and I was feeling okay, until about 30 seconds into her taking my blood. I knew I needed to lie down so I spoke up and told her I felt like I was going to pass out. I was sitting up in a chair, so she stopped taking blood and within seconds I was out. When I woke up I was shaking hard and very out of it, for a few seconds I was trying to get oriented and remember where I was. She asked if I wanted to continue, and I said yes! I did not have to want to leave and come back for this, but I told her I definitely needed a minute. The feelings weren’t passing and after sitting for about 5 minutes she told me that I just did not look well enough for her to continue. So, unfortunately my dad had to drive me back home and now we have to find another time soon to go in and get it done.

The point is this: I certainly did not plan on passing out today. In fact, I had my whole day planned. I was going to get up, get my blood work, come home, take care of the puppy, and finish studying a unit for my Nutrition exam coming up and completing another school assignment. I was upset and frustrated that I had to go home without the blood work completed, because that just means that I have to find a time to go back! After I passed out, I thought I would be feeling better within a few minutes so that I could go home and continue on with the rest of my activities…but that was not the case. I did not feel better, I went home pale and light headed. I almost passed out a second time at home when my blood pressure reached a low 71/44. I started becoming very impatient and upset over the fact that today was just not going my way, but you know what? Things happen! And everyone goes through days like this. Sometimes you are going to make plans that aren’t going to work because life gets in the way, and that’s okay. We just need to accept the fact things happen that we have no control over sometimes, and we need to do what is best for us in the moment. I can always get back on track tomorrow. Yes, I will be behind in my work, but that’s a fact of life.

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Tell Me: Is there anything in your lives recently that has been getting in your way? Do you try to plan and schedule your days just the way you want them? Do you get let down when they don’t go the way you planned? I would  love to hear from you!

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2 thoughts on “What I Learned Wednesday: Plans Change, Things Happen!

  1. It seems that life moves to the rhythm of two steps forward, one step back.

    It is AMAZING that you have been out driving on your own and going to the movies, cooking and hanging out with friends lately!! And all the while, you are taking three college classes this semester (when’s the last time you were able to do that?)!!

    Don’t let “one step back” get you down. If you had low blood pressure to begin with of course you passed out when they tried to take more blood, and not recovering quickly put you behind in your study schedule. It is a pain to go back to the lab, your assignments must get done, and this step back may last a day, a week, or longer, but it will pass.

    Lately, you have felt how wonderful it is to be able to do the things you want to do…that’s what makes you keep fighting!! I believe in you, Bella, and I know that you believe in yourself!!

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