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I attended a support session tonight for friends & family of ED sufferers, and somehow during the course of conversation I realized that D is no longer talking in her 'barely above a whisper' voice, hardly at all anymore. She's speaking in a normal everyday tone - I'm actually not sure when I last had to tell her to speak up so I could hear her.

It probably seems like a small thing, but this is really the first concrete sign of any sort of improvement I've seen in her state of mind. H has mentioned seeing signs of her old fire; I wasn't sure at the time, but now I see it too.
15yo D, first diagnosed 2015 with RAN. Diagnosis changed several times along the way, they are currently saying lifelong mild ARFID, complicated by major depression and AN starting age 13. Everything is atypical with her. FBT less and less effective after 2+ years. 
It is the small glimmers of hope that keep us going....glad to hear that you are seeing some improvement.  [thumb]
UK - South East

19 yo D

Dx AN Feb 2015 (Aged 15). Pre-existing low self-esteen and high anxiety. 

2015: 3 x medical hospital admissions. 1 month in IP which she self discharged from [eek].
2016: 3 x hospital admissions. 
2017: CAMHS CBT. WR, dropped out of 2 different colleges and started an apprenticeship.  Started having grand mal seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy in Nov 2017. Sacked from job because of this.  Tribunal ensued.
2018 - doing a Psychology degree through Open University and working in retail to pay her way in life. Relapses with eating disorder in June 18 and Nov 18 😢. 

On particularly rough days when I am sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good. [Author Unknown]
So glad to hear the creepy Ed voice is receding into the past!  Not a small thing at all!! xx

"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
That is wonderful.  So often those little glimmers of hope are all we have to hang on to.  She is still in there and sounds like she is peaking out.