Post Anorexia Medical recovery

Hello I'm Samantha and this is my story (A very brief version). 3 years ago I found myself in a downwards spiral into anorexia. Following the first year of anorexia I was rushed to hospital with a fatally low potassium level. 10 hours of fighting for my life, 11 potassium bags, 1 central line, 6 bags of magnesium, 2 bags of thiamine and whatever else they pumped into me, I woke up in ICU. For 3 years I have had over 100 hospital admissions, and thankfully, hopefully, not one more. However, this disorder took it's toll on my body. Over 3 years I have spent all my savings, on medical, and now I do not have any more to give. It is hard having the remedy for your health dangled in front of you but you can't afford to pay for it. Unfortunately, this eating disorder has cost me my health, and has left me with devastating damages. I have almost reached weight restoration, however have been advised that due to the starvation of my body; to keep me alive, my body broke down my muscles particularly in my legs, arms and organs. I have a lot of medical recovery to do, the big one being muscle rebuilding. I can barely carry myself anymore, and I have forgotten what it feels like to walk through the shop without my heart thudding in my chest and my legs aching to the point of collapse. I attempted to run across the road at one point, my legs collapsed and before I knew what was happening my cousin pulled me off the road 5 inches from the truck beside. The government does not fund the medical expenses for physical damage of eating disorders in my case. I have been left crippled, thus isolated by anorexia, and am asking for help to restore my bodily functions. I just want to work, run and live again. Unfortunately, due to my inability to work I have next to no income, my father is a disabled veteran who also can not work, and my mother is a full time carer for him. I would not ask if I didn't need help. My specialty care is expensive, as are the supplements and medications. I ask if you could kindly share this story, or help in any way, I would be forever greatful. Thankyou.

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