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

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Wishing all who are celebrating Mother's Day today - a happy Mother's day. Life is tough right now, it will get better. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
Thank you! And to everyone who is struggling, remember this is just a day like any other and as you move along, the days ahead when your child smiles and eats well, and is doing well, those will be your true Mother’s Days. ❤️
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)

Wishing all the Mothers a very happy Mother’s Day 
your d/s are very lucky to have you fighting for their health and life!!
if you are doing it tough I’m sorry  - please know it DOES get better it really does 

Ive had the BEST Mother’s Day ever!
my d is happy, social, employed and eating!!!

it hasn’t been easy that’s for sure
last Mother’s Day 2019 she had been  recently discharged from 2nd hospital IP stay and was mentally all over the shop crying/running away/self harming/talking as of her mind was lost (we actually thought we’d lost  her mentally)

the year before that Mother’s Day 2018 she was IP, I visited and she cried and ignored me the whole time I was there and refused to come out to a show I’d bought tickets to, I cried the whole way home 

Mothers Day 2017 we lost my h mum (cancer) and a few months later my d dx AN but we had been trying to refeed her and getting next to no help from GP’s

it takes time but it does get better 

Wonderful to hear that you are having such a lovely Mother's Day after so many difficult ones. Wishing you many more in the future.

Warm wishes 

2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
Happy Mothers day to all of you hero and warrior moms who are our ATDT community.