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her suffering began at age 14, diagnosed shortly after she turned 15, and we finished up FBT last September. D is doing really well, perfectly normal eating and weight. Remaining issues are still some problems with social anxiety, self-conscious about her appearance, what some here call "emotional anorexia" which means she has a hard time accepting praise, recognition, and even birthday gifts. But so much improved! She's a wonder to me, I can't believe how fast these 17 years have gone by. My beautiful first baby is now a delightful young woman.

I just had to share my joy with you my lovely ED warriors...thanks for all you do!! Be strong, if we could do it (we did!!!) so can you, too!!!
Mom to recovered RAN daughter, now age 18
Happy Birthday to both of you! Enjoy every second of it because you got her there -- congratulations! [smile]
Mom of 16-y-o D diagnosed w/ ED-NOS (RAN, compulsive exercise) in May 2013. Hospitalized for 2 wks then IOP at UCSD through July. Now in FBT w/ team of therapist, pediatrician and psychiatrist (for meds.). She is WR & considered to be in recovery, though we are diligently watching her and working on relapse prevention on a weekly basis with her T. We can finally see true recovery as a real possibility [biggrin]!
Happy Birthday! And thank you for giving us hope for the future, there is a way out of this nightmare. I understand what you mean by how the time flies, my oldest d is 19 and talking marriage! It seems like just yesterday i was changing diapers and not sleeping through the night. Oh right, I am not sleeping through the night, thanks ED for bringing back memories of my kids infancy! Trying to focus on the positives.
Congratulations! Now, you're gonna have to change "16" to "17" in your signature--congratulations on one more recovered year!!!!
"Hope is a wonderful thing ... but hope by itself is not enough. Hope is the reason to take action, to make a plan and then to change the plan when it isn’t working - over and over and over again if necessary." Hannah Joseph (Let's Feast Friday Reflection, "Just Keep Going," Friday, March 3rd, 2015)
Happy birthday and congratulations to seeing your hard work pay off.  The struggles continue, but you can appreciate the progress she has made - that is great.
Mom to D 21 in November, behaviors started at 15, hospitalized at 16, IP at 17, FBT at almost 18. Finished second year in college; now abroad in treatment program to deal with co-morbids.
Well done you. Enjoy every moment of seeing your girl happy and healthy.
Sue Shepherd

I'm glad she's doing so well!

Mine turned 17 last week.