Stella Brown was diagnosed with an incurable oesophagus condition, achalasia, that affects a person's ability to swallow. And if that wasn't enough, she also had a rare digestive disorder that made her sick every time she tried to eat food.
For the 51-year-old, this meant being sick up to 20 times a day for seven years, and caused her to lose three stone in weight.
One day, however, the mum-of four discovered there was one thing she could eat without vomiting - yep, you've guessed it - and it looks as though this could have saved her life.
She said: "People don't believe me when I tell them Cadbury's Creme Eggs saved my life, but it's true. I tried so many things which I could keep down and they were they only food I could eat.
"I realised it by accident one day while trying to eat different foods which didn't make me sick, and it [a Creme Egg] stayed down.
"I ended up going through nine eggs a day - my kids bought me boxes of them and I'd just go through them one at a time.
Stella says Cadbury's Creme Eggs saved her life. Credit: SWNS
"It took a while for me to eat each one and it was hard because I didn't even like the taste. I liked them as a kid but they're too sweet."
Of course, Stella tried various other foods, such as Pot Noodles, but they ended up coming back up when she was asleep - inconvenient, to say the least.
Before discovering she could eat the Easter treat, she said was at 'rock bottom' after being diagnosed with the condition - which only affects around 6,000 people in Britain - in 2012.
"It literally happened overnight," she said. "One day I woke up and just couldn't swallow.
It got gradually worse and when it didn't let up after two weeks I went to hospital and they said it was probably acid reflux so gave me Gaviscon.
Mum says Cadbury's Crème Eggs saved her life. Credit: SWNS
"I went home and tried it, but it didn't make any difference.
"About three weeks later I found it impossible to keep even water down which was really scary. I panicked when everything started coming up and didn't know what to do.
"The weight was literally dropping off me and it made me really depressed because I just looked gaunt. It was like I was starving to death."
Once she had her diagnosis, she was put through two operations to help her ability to swallow.
She said: "I was at rock bottom. The doctors told me if my condition didn't improve, I'd die within a year."
However, now Stella has Creme Eggs, her life has made a massive improvement and she said she has even been able to try small bits of pasta.
She added: "Whatever the future holds, I'm grateful for Creme Eggs because I'm sure that without them I wouldn't be here."
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