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Misdiagnosis Kept Former Model in Mental Institution Nightmare

Misdiagnosis Nearly Kills Woman
Wife, Mother Spent 2 Years In Mental Hospital

POSTED: 2:51 pm EST February 1, 2008
UPDATED: 6:45 pm EST February 1, 2008

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Mindy Scandy tried to tell them, but they didnt understand.

Instead, doctors misdiagnosed her and placed her in a psychiatric ward, and it would take nearly two years before anyone discovered what was wrong with the wife and mother of three, who also nurtured a modeling career.

I lost the ability to do all of that, especially the mom part, said Scandy.

Two years ago, she caught a heavy box that fell from a shelf, and that instant changed her life forever.

I had an injury to my neck and had a stroke from that, she said.

After the stroke, Scandy developed lesions on her face and painful, open sores.

I was ripping my skin off, she said.

Scandy said she felt pain on the outside as

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Added: Feb-5-2008 
By: bellava
Tags: Misdiagnosis, Kept, Former, Model, in, Mental, Institution, Nightmare
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