A MUM came back from the brink after a superbug nearly killed her.
Doctors even called in Dianne Dodsley's family to say goodbye.
But she battled her way out of a coma - amazing medics and relatives alike.
The Waterloo mother-of- three was suffering from a savage form of cancer when MRSA took hold.
She was rushed into Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's intensive care unit, but slipped into a two-week coma.
While she was unconscious, Dianne, 47, of Penistone Road, had to have a tracheo- tomy so she could breathe.
Husband Keith, a milkman, says: "The doctors told me I ought to call in Dianne's children. I said: `What do you mean?'
"They said: `Well, she's very poorly; she might not pull through'. "
Dianne said: "Everyone thought I was going to go."
The infection drama in February, 2002, wasn't the former nanny's first brush with death.
When she was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkinson's lymphoma a month previously, consultants said she had only a 30% chance of survival.
But chemotherapy blitzed the cancer and now, as far as she knows, it's still at bay.
Brave Dianne told her story to the Examiner today to highlight the good work of Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The charity is holding a Bring £1 To Work day on Thursday. It is hoped that scores of Huddersfield businesses will take part.