Gemma Walker reached a weight of only 63 lbs a few years ago and the doctors told her that she only had a few days left to live. That was when she decided to take the fight to anorexia and get her life back. She`s now 22 years old and she`s been recovering for 7 months. She decided to share her story with the hope that it might help others fight the same battle.
The desperate teen would consume 6500 calories in just 20 minutes causing her to pass out and experience hallucinations.
`My recovery was very traumatic,` she said. I felt numb, the days just melted into each other and I wished each day by, hoping that I would just pass peacefully in my sleep. My family and I were ready to let me pass My weight gain was very rapid. In less than seven months I put on 40 kilograms, tripling my body weight, however I was at my worst mentally.
`People believed I was better because I looked healthier that I was better and no longer anorexic. `Chronic bingeing and bulimia lasted almost 18 months, it was a complete 360 from strict obsessive rules to complete loss of control.`