Sam Scott experienced something, that could have stopped him from his fitness journey and most people can’t handle, but he didn’t quit. He tried to live and even workout with colitis for almost 2 years. Colitis is an inflammation of the colon. This disease can affect people of any age, but is more common for people who are under 30. Experts think it may be caused by the immune system overreacting to normal bacteria in the digestive tract. Symptoms are as follows:
- Belly pain or cramps.
- Bleeding from the rectum
- fever (rare)
- poor appetite
- weight lose
I’ve been body building for 4 years now and 2 years ago I got diagnosed with colitis and over the year and a half of having it I became seriously unwell and last July I made the decision to have surgery and the stoma bag I just want to inspire people that are thinking of joining the gym or going through something similar I was just under 6 stone when I came out and now I’m 11 and a half this is my photo…
On December 2014 I was diagnosed with a chronic disease called ulserstrative colitis and it is an incurable disease unless you have your whole colon taken out. But at that stage the best option was to try and manage the disease.
I started body building towards the end of 2012 and it quickly became my life. It becomes addictive when you see changes but when I was I’ll nothing was really helping. I was just slowly loosing weight day by day and it was heart braking.
I was constantly back and fourth the hospital and then it came to a point at the start of July last year. I was just so fed up of being ill all the time I said to my mum I’m not leaving until I have the stoma bag because in my eyes that was all. I thought that would make me normal again on so when I got to hospital the doctors decided it would be best to try and get on top of the flair up of the disease. But nothing was working and I was getting worse and worse to where it came to the point I couldn’t walk I couldn’t eat and I could barely speak.
It was honestly the worst time of my life and then on the 12 of July I decided and the surgeons that the only way to keep me alive was surgery. I had a camera test on the Monday morning and then on the Tuesday morning they had seen the results and then rushed me to surgery and they said if I wasn’t operated on at that time I would have died after the surgery. It just went down hill not with the disease just withy general health because I hadn’t eaten anything solid for weeks before my surgery and your body needs nutrients to recover and mine had none. But I slowly got better until they released me on the the 24th of July and I was just under 6 stone. That’s the photo on the left and after that with all the people I had behind me pushing me.
I started training again pushing myself everyday eating anything and everything. I would train upto atleast an hour an a half everyday and just constantly push myself. What made it easier was I knew it was possible to be over 11 stone of muscle because I had already been there so day by day I got stronger and stronger and back on track to where you see on the right. That is me at the moment. It would mean the world to know I have inspired others that are going through something similar because when you feel like I did it feels like it’s the end but it’s really not!
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