Source: Daily Mail
Rudi Hargreaves, 22, has shrunk from a healthy 10st to a skeletal 5st 10lb after being diagnosed with the crippling condition last year.
Within weeks of being diagnosed with gastroparesis, Rudi found her size 12 clothes were hanging off her – as her stomach became unable to digest food at a normal rate.
The condition can be treated with a £14,000 operation to fit a gastric pacemaker – although this is still considered to be an experimental treatment.
But health chiefs have refused to fund the surgery, saying ‘insufficient supporting information’ has been provided by her GP.
Rudi, who is now so frail she has been forced to give up her job as a teaching assistant, has now appealed against the medics’ decision.