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10 years ago we started our journey. Multiple hospital admissions in one year. Lots of tears and anger. While in hospital she decided she wanted to be a nurse at the same world renowned Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne that she was patient of for so long. After graduating from uni she got a job at the Western Private Hospital Footscray, but in her 2nd year she was only offered casual employment. She worked whenever she was offered shifts and continued her other job with an optometrist (Spec Savers).
After a lot of hard graft, this week she starts her new job as a nurse, working 3 days a week in the allergy clinic at RCH. Quite apt as she has food allergies and suffers quite bad eczema. So proud of my baby girl.
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Fantastic news from your corner lisafromaustralia.always lovely to hear of a sufferer becoming a survivor instead.and with everything she’s been through I’m sure your daughter will be a loving and empathetic nurse. People with allergies go through a lot in their efforts to lead as normal a life as possible and to contribute to that sense of well being will probably increase your daughters sense of well being too.
Good luck for her in her new job🙂 __________________ Sotired42
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Wonderful to hear that she is doing so well. I hope that she loves her new job.
__________________ D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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Great news! It is always giving us a lot of hope when we hear someone has recovered.
I wish her great pleasure in her new job! Tina72
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Fabulous news 😁😁😁. Thanks for sharing. Wishing her all the best for the future.
__________________ D became obsessed with exercise at age 9. Started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for a year and WR at age 11 in March 2017. She is back to her old happy self and can eat anything put in front of her. Now working on intuitive eating.
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So wonderful to hear this news! It's what we dream about as parents, and it is even more poignant when our children have recovered from a life-threatening illness such as ED...that our kids will have full, rewarding lives; able to live up to their full potential.
Thanks for sharing your lovely news, and all the best to your d and your family! Warmly, sk8r31 __________________ It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
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Awesome. So nice to hear about a dream realized!!!
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So happy for you and your daughter! We love hearing stories of hope and about dreams achieved.
Kali __________________ Food=Love
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Dear LisafromAustralia, Wow so fantastic. There are a few on ATDT that have had their child at the RCH ED program and they report it does do good work. It is wonderful to hear your D is doing well!! __________________ ED Dad
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Thst is great news. I remember I used to post around the same time because we joined the forum at the same time. I am delighted that your d is doing so well. This post is testament to the importance of dreams and keeping the long term view in mind - so that our children can be pulled through their ed through time and maturity! Great post. Hugs. Well done to you all xxx __________________ Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt.
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Thank you for sharing such wonderful news! You should be so proud.
xoOTM __________________ D in and out of EDNOS since age 8. dx RAN 2013. WR Aug '14. Graduated FBT June 2015 at 18 yrs old.
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Congratulations to you and your daughter!!
Wishing her all the best :) xx