I Had a Gastric Sleeve Operation to Save My Life

When I was 15 I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and funnily enough the doctor only picked it up when my parents went for a medical to get our citizenship here in Australia. The doctor noticed a lump in my throat. As a result the doctor told me I would be on medication every day for the rest of my life to keep me alive. 

A couple years later I just started picking up weight uncontrollably and I knew then something was wrong. I went to so many doctors and got poked and prodded so much with needles that I now have the track marks on my arms as proof.  Not the nicest sight or feeling I must admit. Despite it being obvious something was wrong the doctors couldn’t figure the cause.

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