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Unexplained Pauses

June 1, 2016
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There have been a few unexplained pauses on LedByLucy. Here’s why: A “one off” heart problem that I suffered from began to return regularly. In early May it got quite scary, and I had to get operated on.

Luckily the hospital closest to me at the time specialised in hearts and the care I received was exemplary. Technology is so advanced and doctors are so skilled, it is unbelievable what can be done. Plus, the body has an amazing ability to heal, we are like real life X-men!

The operation was a success, but it’s taking me a good while while to find my feet again and heal. I just haven’t felt like blogging.
I haven’t been able to make up my mind whether to share this news here, because it’s so personal and I don’t want it to define my life in any way. But after much consideration I decided that I should, because life isn’t always sunny. I may always pick only my favourite photos to share on the blog, but at the end of the day this is real life, and shit like this happens.

One thing that has come out of the experience is that it’s opened my eyes to the fact that I need to fully commit to making Berlin my home. Rather than it being somewhere I stay for long periods of time, because my partner works here. So my goal is to make a really good go of integrating myself in Berlin and committing to it.

So that’s where I have been. My family and friends have been a huge support, particularly my Mum and boyfriend. Here’s to real life, the curveballs it throws and the resilience of the human body. X

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8 Comments

  • Reply Nicola June 1, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This is an incredibly personal thing to share and I for one respect that! I hope you get better soon and come back to blogging (in your own time!!!) as I’m sure a lot of people miss your posts – I do! Thanks for sharing, I’m inspired to share my own story now :))))

    • Reply Lucy June 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Nicola, thank you so much for your comment it has really touched me. I bet your story is beautiful xxx

  • Reply Betty Mac June 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Love your blog, it’s a great escape for people feeling a bit low. A very positive place to be and honest too so thanks for this insight. Keep it up.

    • Reply Lucy September 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

      What a lovely thing to say, thank you! X

  • Reply Sophie June 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Hey Lucy, So sorry to hear this, must have been so hard. I hope your recovering well. Hugs x

    • Reply Lucy September 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Sophie X

  • Reply Kate August 31, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    The human body has an amazing capacity to heal, I can attest to that. I’m so glad you are doing better! So, about speaking German over our next lunch date… 😉

    • Reply Lucy September 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Oh dear, the German…that didn’t go to well! x

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