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I weigh 37kg but I can’t eat: local mom wastes away after stomach ulcer treatment

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Katinka's lost a lot of weight because she has problems consuming food. (Photo: Supplied)
Katinka's lost a lot of weight because she has problems consuming food. (Photo: Supplied)

When she looks in the mirror it feels as if a total stranger is staring back. Her eyes, sunk deep into their sockets, are unnaturally large, her cheekbones jut out and her clothes hang on her emaciated frame.

“It hurts to look into the mirror and not recognise the person you’re seeing,” Katinka Steyn says.

Just seven months ago the mother of two weighed nearly 90kg. Then began a series of health setbacks that have left her a fragile shadow of her formal self.

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