I Was Told It Would Never Come...I just got my first period and I am 16. My story wasn't as easy coming as most people's. I had always wanted my period and as all my friend got their's and the years went by I began to worry that I was different and that mine would never come. You have no idea how much it hurt to hear them talk about something that I didn't have. My little 13 year old sister even got her's at the beginning of the year. I couldn't believe that she had gotten it before me when I had been waiting so long for mine. As if I wasn't worried enough! But it was then that I really started to worry. We share the same DNA, so it was strange that my body wasn't similar in timing. So began the multiple doctors visits. I have low iron and B12 and it is dangerous for my body to go on strong supplements cause of a condition I have. So they told me I would probably never have enough good blood to even get a period. I was shocked! Having a family was a dream I had always wanted, and now to be told it would never happen destroyed me. I eventually learned to live with this fact, but just as I accepted it that it would never come, it came.
I was on a school camp, all of my friends knew about my problems. It was the last day and we were just about to get on a bus to come home when I went to the bathroom and there it was. All the girls were so excited for me. I couldn't believe it. They bought me supplies and we had a huge chocolate splurge. My doctors were shocked, in a good way! Only problem was that I had to deal with my first period on a 9 hour bus trip next to the boy of my dreams, who then became my boyfriend that day also!
I am so glad it came! Yes, it sucks, but you have no idea how terrifying it was to think I could never have a family.