My anorexia hell at hands of docs

Dianne tells of 10-month fight

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

A Wishaw woman has told how she lit­er­ally begged doc­tors to help her as anorexia took hold of her life.

Dianne Docherty was on her hands and knees plead­ing with the medics and was even­tu­ally di­ag­nosed with the eat­ing dis­or­der af­ter a 10-month or­deal which saw her weight drop to just four and a half stone. Pre­vi­ously she had tipped the scales at 39 stone be­fore she had a gas­tric band fit­ted.

Mum-of-two Dianne be­lieves if it wasn’t for her di­eti­cian she wouldn’t be alive to­day af­ter doc­tors dis­charged her from Univer­sity Hospi­tal Wishaw.

She said: “I was on my knees in the hospi­tal beg­ging them for help but they sent me home.

“My fam­ily thought I had dis­charged my­self and they were ac­cus­ing me of not want­ing to get bet­ter – it was aw­ful.

“If it wasn’t for my di­eti­cian I would have come out of hospi­tal and died.”

Scare Dianne Docherty

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