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deenl
Dear Friends,

I just wanted to highlight an interesting and helpful conversation going on on ATDTFb (Facebook). Here is the link for any who are interested.

Warm wishes,

D
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.
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HopeNZ
Hi deenl.  I've been wondering for a while how the ATDT group on FaceBook differs from this forum.  FB is where I prefer to hang out to relax so I've been reluctant to join that group.  However, perhaps I'm missing out on valuable information and advice by not being there...?  I'd love to know what you and others who are on both think.
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deenl
Hi Hope,

I seems to be a question of personal preference. I, myself, do not generally use FB so the forum suits me better. The majority of the conversations are like the ones we have here and the support will feel familiar. Naturally, with separate groups of people there will sometimes be something that is different such as the SE-ED even while we are conversing about the same general topic. The only big advantage of the forum is that it is more easily searchable so you can research a particular point and get a lot of information on a topic. Facebook does have the Coffee Breaks which is a way of linking up with people in real life.

Hey, why not sign up and have a look and see where you feel most at home?

Warm wishes,

D
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.
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peregrine_USA
Hi, everyone.  I attended the F.E.A.S.T. of Knowledge event in NYC on March 17.  The topic of Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders came up.  As a result of the conversation, I wrote an item for my blog that has gone through several iterations and to which I’ve added links to posts made recently and since 2010 that I have updated to reflect knowledge gained.  I invite you to take a look and I welcome feedback here.  I’ve been ill for almost two weeks so am getting up to speed on this topic and learning how things work within the FEAST network.   https://desertdwellergettingon.blogspot.com/2019/03/severe-and-enduring-eating-disorders.html?m=1
Peregrine_USA
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scaredmom
Thank you peregrine_USA,
I think this is an important topic for discussion and if anyone can add their voice, as you have, it can only help others with the same experience.

If anyone can add their story to the narrative I urge you to post. I am sure so many people and families can be supported and connected through this discussion.
XXX
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)
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scaredmom
PS.
hope you feel better soon.😊
XXX
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)
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sk8r31
Peregrine, thanks so very much for publishing such detailed research, links and your 'expert by experience' insights into helping a loved one with SE-ED through your blog.  There are many families who will be helped by the info you have provided.  
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
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NELLY_UK
Hi Peregrine, thank you for writing the blog. I cannot get to the fb posts so have missed out on the previous link. I have a fb account but don’t use it and really hate fb. 
I hope you are well. 
I am still caring for my d who falls into the category that this post is about. It’s exhausting as you know. Take care NellyUK
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.
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deenl
Just wanted to highlight a blog post on our FEAST website that is relevant to this thread.

https://www.feast-ed.org/my-past-gave-me-some-gifts/

Warm wishes,

D
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.
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