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 didn’t 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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