Friday 25 November 2011

On the first day of Christmas, the ED gave to me...

... "The Nightmare on Christmas Fair Eve".

The 12 Days of (ED) Christmas...

Christmas is a challenge for anyone suffering from anorexia and their family, to say the least. So in the run up to Christmas 2011 I thought I'd write 12 entries on whatever comes into my head about our own experiences of Christmas (x 2) living with an eating disorder plus how different this Christmas will be. Watch this space...

Thursday 24 November 2011

ED changes people

Thank you to those who left comments on yesterday's blog about the problem of integrating back into social life and school. Without a doubt, an eating disorder changes people; not just in the way it devastates lives, but in the way you - and those caring for you - emerge completely different.

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Improved school social situation - an impossible ask?

No matter what Ben does, his school friends still treat  him differently and it's continuing to get him down. After much deliberation about it at CAMHS and at home, we are almost reaching the point where we wonder whether it's never going to happen and that this final year at school is, from a social perspective, a complete write-off.

Friday 18 November 2011

My apologies - I've been AWOL for a couple of weeks!

It's been something to do with the adjusting to our new life without the ED, or at least without 99.9 per cent of the ED. Suddenly it's as if we've emerged into the open sunlight after years of living in a dark underground pit. Or as if we've been released from jail and are having to adjust to life on 'the outside'. It's not easy. In fact it's quite a learning curve!

Tuesday 1 November 2011

That old water stain on the ceiling is showing through the new paint...

Or, to move away from the house renovation analogy, our arch enemy the ED reared its ugly head a little bit this morning with: "I feel awful because I've just binged on top of my usual breakfast" when I reminded Ben that he needs to see his tutor in period 4 at school today to finalise his university application form.