We’ve had some great health stories published in the past few weeks, so we thought we’d treat you to a special blog post featuring some of our favourites. Health stories are really popular with the magazines – whether it’s a rare medical condition, a dramatic hospital stay, shocking injury pictures, or bizarre cures.
ANOREXIC’S VOW: “I’LL GAIN WEIGHT – TO DIE”
At a worryingly low BMI, anorexic Isabelle, 16, spent months in treatment. When she was admitted as an inpatient in April last year, something snapped. She’d had enough. Isabelle made a deadly vow to escape the watchful eyes of the hospital doctors – so she’d be free to kill herself. Isabelle gained enough weight to be sent home but incredibly, her weight gain led to her recovery. Now, she’s happy and healthy. Her story was in That’s Life magazine.
MEET THE WOMAN WHO DRINKS HER WEE!
When Carrie, 54, was diagnosed with skin cancer and given a year to live, she opted against chemo and sought alternative treatment. In 2008 she started drinking her own urine. As her health improved she upped her intake from a glass a day to drinking every last drop. Now she gargles, washes her eyes, ears, and even bathes in her wee, and wouldn’t give up her urine therapy for anything — not even love! She revealed her unusual addiction in New! magazine.
MUM’S ROYAL MORNING SICKNESS NIGHTMARE
After a problem-free first pregnancy Jackie, 33, experienced hyperemesis – extreme morning sickness – during her second. It’s the same condition Kate Middleton was hospitalised for. But, it lead Jackie to desperation to end her ordeal. To escape the constant nausea, insomnia and unbearable anxiety she made a shocking decision – to kill her baby. But her husband persuaded her and now, as baby Erin approaches her first birthday, Jackie can’t believe how close she came to abortion. She told her story to Bella magazine, after previously appearing in Real People.
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