F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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3rd Christmas - 7 months of marching forward and yet staring early stage of relapse straight in the face last week. Herculean effort pulled her 95% out of the hole. Maybe Christmas makes it tougher. I'm proud of her. Even though it's probably killing me!!! It is fine, we will be fine - she says it too - but it is fragile still . tiny steps. It is huge, huge, huge ,progress since this time last year. I grieve. for Stubby and their phenomenal fight. I pray for this child and her family - there are no words for the loss. . It is so brave of Stubby to share this. think of our lovely forum members with beautiful children IP this Christmas. We are the lucky ones. Our children are the lucky ones to have us. we are all still here. Fight on - it's a privilege to fight with love and believe and know we will get to a new place. Happy Christmas , wonderful people, powerful fighters, brilliant mums and dads - and thank you from this family in London - we made it through the year because of you all. X
DoItAgain, I wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas, and thank you for your post.  I'm back on this forum, ready to learn and (I hope) be less confused about my daughter's situation.  Things seemed to get better, even though we had quite confusing and ultimately unhelpful professional "help," and I had to take matters into my own hands for quite a while.  Things seemed stable for a while, but recently my daughter's weight and eating behaviors have taken a turn for the worse.  It really helps to hear of how much persistence recovery takes, from families.  I agree, "it's a privilege to fight with love and believe and know we will get to a new place."  The alternative is unthinkable, but we all know it does happen.  My heart goes out to Stubby and family.  Merry Christmas to all, and thank you so much for sharing your true experiences, strength, and hope.
Older and Wiser
Merry Christmas Doitagain and Sealion, from south coast. I am in tears for Stubby. Bracing myself for the difficulties today will bring but glad we are together still.
Calm before whatever happens. It's just a day that we have to try to curtail a binge with a tonne of food in the house for the family for a change.
Peace to us all.
NELLY D 20 bulimic since age 12, diagnosed in 2011. 20 months useless CAMHs,7 months great IP, home March 14..... more useless CAMHs.now an adult & no MH services are involved. I reached the end of my tether, tied a knot in it and am hanging on. ED/Bulimia treatmentis in the dark ages in West Sussex.
merry Christmas to you both -Nelly and Sea Lion. I hope today was reasonable xxx. Nelly - our time lines are similar - id love to meet you one dayxxx