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Hi everyone. I haven't written for a while but would like to share something I really never thought would happen. My D is better. I never thought she would be almost normal again. She is almost normal. She still has ED thoughts but she is now aware of ED's traps and FINALLY the fog has lifted: she doesn"t want to be sick anymore. My daughter is now 13, weighs 48 kg and is 154 cms. She got sick (very sick) in sept 2015. She was almost psychotic at one point and this website SAVED OUR LIVES. She went up 15 kilos in 5 months and her mind SLOWLY started getting better. At month 6 she began looking at screens again. At a year and 2 months she started sitting down again before 5 pm with no prompting. She began meds in feb of this year and that was a great decision: she tells me the worries (from 1 to 10) went from a 10 to a 4, and that now she doesn't want to be sick. She's no longer triggered with words or images. There's still a way to go: she still does not eat intuitively and still asks me "what if I get.... (she doesn't say it, but it's the word 'fat')??", but it's ver rare. She finally went back to school last month. It's been a year and a half since we began refeeding and we see a light, a big light of hope. I am grateful to everyone of you and in my heart hope and pray that all of you can get relief soon. Thank you so much for reading. I remember the first months writing and reading this forum like a mad woman, so so scared. Now, all I can do is give thanks and try to help others in the same position. Now that I'm standing once more, I am here to lend a shoulder and to help in anyway I can. Bless all of you going through hell... Your child can heal...!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Such a positive, uplifting post wewillperservere! So, so great that your d and your family have made such great strides forward!
Always good to keep an eye out for any bumps in the road ahead, but if there are any, you will know what to do! So very happy to read your post...congrats on your hero parenting! 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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You DID preservere! And you have every right to be proud of yourself and your d.
Well done to all!
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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Dear wewillpersevere, So glad to read this post and I remember your early posts here and hope that I was of some help back then. There were times where this comment of yours " There's still a way to go: she still does not eat intuitively and still asks me "what if I get.... (she doesn't say it, but it's the word 'fat')??", but it's ver rare" was the same thing our D would ask of her mother. These occasions are now very rare for our D and only occur when she is very tired and very stressed. Our D's eating disorder is now well in the past by some years. __________________ ED Dad
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So fantastic to hear that things are going so well for you. It is a long journey and those last traces of ED seem to be some of the hardest to eliminate. As your name says, you will persevere.
__________________ 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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Sending hugs your way. What a wonderful post!
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need the uplifting posts, we are 15months in and my D is still struggling to see the light, still 40 kilos keeping it there not losing,
very rigid in her food soooo looking forward to the day when she will sit down again ( she stands continously at home) and will allow herself not to be ruled by AN. we have a new therapist on board now, had been advised against all along no point in one to one therapy, badly advised we have fingers crossed this will reach my D and she will come back to us. best to all. Aloha