My name is Lucy I’m a average 30 year old from the suburbs of Melbourne. As a child I was always basically in hospital with medical conditions such as Hydroceplous and juvenile Arthitis this then lead to a lazy eye. This of course was a big impact on my childhood being teased all through primary school then again through high school.
Back in those days everyone though you could catch Arthitis or something so nobody would wanna be near ,e or be my friend. I grew up being Lonley and depressed since a child nobody really understood my true feelings or what I was going through. I left high school I’m year 10 simply because I did not want to do it anymore I had no dreams no future job I wanted.
Skipping a few years I became addicted to Coca Cola the deadly drink I guess you call it. I was drinking roughly about 2ltrs a day and I never drank anything else in one night I managed to have 6 cans and that’s when it started with chronic stomach pains so bad it would cause me to sweat and everything else. I developed cysts inside my stomach witch where causing the pain I then quit cold turkey I woke up one day and just stopped drinking Coke all together. I drank water from then on and nothing else and I stopped eating take away . I lost over 10kg just doing that simple thing.i then fell pregnant in 2005 with my first child and lucky enough the weight dropped the moment I gave birth so it’s like I litreally dident have any weight on me. So I dident have to work out or anything to lose baby weight. In 2007 I feel pregnant again with my 2nd child this time it was differnt the weight packed on and I developed my Coca Cola addiction again I thought the weight would come off like the first but it dident. At this this point I wasn’t really looking into losing weight or anything I just let myself go for a few years as the years went on I did gain about 15kgs or so after a 7 year relationship my partner left me and that triggered me to want to lose weight and get into fitness. I stuck pictures on my wall followed Facebook and Instagram posts for motivation and joined all the fitness pages. I started walking around my local streets and using the local gym at the park.just from doing this my weight was dropping and I was becoming more active more healthy and became a normal habit for me, I got down to my ideal weight and pre baby weight until one day I was walking and delve loped a rapi heart rate to the point I had to stop walking. I had no idea what was going on as usually it would stop because Iv had anxiety my entire life but this felt differnt I had to call a ambulance and was in hospital for a week being diagnosed with tachycardia not sure how it even happened as Iv never had heart issues before they then said it was my thyroid that had a infection nothing they could do about it. I had to deal with a rapi heart beat Everytime I got up out of bed for no reason after this I fell pregnant with my 3rd child and the weight came on my muscles played up tachy. Aria player up etc I had my child at 37 weeks but healthy and strong. It’s now 2015 I’m back to square one after a year of having my 3rd child I continue to lose weight get into fitness I also enrolled into a course cert 3-4 in fitness to help train myself and be able to help others. I one day hope to be a success story and you will follow ,e along the way.
On Monday the 11th of December 2017 I went into to get my first colonoscopy and gastroscopy I was so scared for weeks prior to this day. I have always had bad stomach issues almost everything I eat I get a reaction to meaning my stomach will cramp up and cause me to go to the toilet. It’s frustrating because most of the time it’s actually pretty painful if your a mum then you know what child birth feels like well I can say for certain this is what it’s like for me like I’m giving birth over and over again.
I tried different diets and foods and nothing seemed right at this point I rather just stick to drinking liquids and shakes. I’m not lactose intolerant but I can’t tolerate dairy strange isn’t it? Most shakes I buy are organic or dairy free or just natural I still get a sore stomach most of the time anyway it’s ridiculous. I went and did a at home Bowel cancer test because I was worried it was Bowel cancer I waited for the results and to my surprise it came back positive for traces of blood,
I went to see a gastroenterologist and he booked me in for a colonoscopy straight away I was told to prep at least 3 days before the day to clean my body out I didn’t eat much for 3 days so it was easier to have the prep drinks. It was not easy to drink them as I just couldn’t stomach that much fluid the taste was fine but it made me feel really sick and tired. At first I thought they were not working just turned out they took a bit longer to go through my body.
I somehow managed to get through all the prep drinks and yes it most certainly does clean you out like a major detox I have fatty liver disease so my body was pretty toxic before I did the prep I also was drinking Pepsi everyday. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy or Plesent however I did what I had to do.
I went into to hospital for the colonoscopy I don’t remember a thing I just remember being scared and then saying they were giving me something to calm down then I woke up in another room. I felt absolutely nothing and I have no recollection of the event. I unfortunately am still in pain 2 days later cramps muscle pain and sore throat.
They removed a fair few polyps and took some biopsy’s I’m currently waiting the results for these