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Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 17th 2010, 06:12 AM

Okay so on the 1st of December, I was told I had to go in to hospital. All the medical team knew that I was comfortable eating, but I just never ate the right stuff, and I was dreadfully underweight. Anyway so I went in and straight away I was put on a Nasogastric Tube. I was petrified and the tube was absolutely horrible! I was given so many restrictions such as
-Bed Rest, I was only allowed on the bed and the chair (30cms away from the bed)
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-Had to have a staff member sit and eat with me, then stay with me for 30 minutes after
-Had to keep warm, I had to dry my hair after a shower and also was not allowed in shorts/t-shirts
I was so scared and felt trapped at first. But seriously, after awhile...it became such a nice place. The nurses were GREAT! I was given stuff to do such as cut out streamers to decorate the ward for christmas! As time went on, I got the tube out, my observations weren't taken very often, I was allowed to walk to the toilet/shower etc. Then finally, I was allowed out...and allowed to just walk and play with the other kids! It was so awesome and I was getting better too! I was putting on weight, not a whole heap...but a decent amount and I still think I look really nice! I really like the way I look, the whole thought about calories has GONE, I really want to put weight on, I have no problem following the plan and I really just want to kick this thing in the ASS!!!

Basically the point of this wasn't to broadcast my own success, but to recommend inpatient treatment. I mean, yea its scary and not so nice at the start, but hell its done soo much for me! I couldn't have done this without hospital. The nurses have been amazing and Ive met one amazing little girl who I will never forget. The good thing is, is while they were feeding me, I was on such a tight plan that I felt it was 'safe.' They are proffessionals and know what to feed me, and they know the right amount of weight one should put on in a certain time, and will make any adjustments accordingly. I put on a safe weight and I am very pleased with it. I still have tonnes to go, but honestly, its so amazing to finally be on track! If you have any questions feel free to ask!!
   
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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 17th 2010, 12:01 PM

I am so glad it worked for you. Your story has inspired me in a way; as I have eating issues too.

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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 17th 2010, 02:14 PM

That's fantastic Emma I'm really really proud and happy for you <333


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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 17th 2010, 07:52 PM

Emma, this seriously made my day. You've done so well, I am really proud of you and I hope you're proud of yourself too. Keep your chin up gorgeous. You're such an inspiration. <3


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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 17th 2010, 08:37 PM

I'm so proud of you Emma. You've come so far. Stay strong <3


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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 18th 2010, 06:29 PM

Thanks so much Casey, Jessie, Ceilidh and Lex for the comments
   
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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 20th 2010, 08:30 PM

you're doin so well!
   
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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 20th 2010, 09:08 PM

That's awesome Emma, I'm so pleased for you!!


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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 21st 2010, 07:42 AM

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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 21st 2010, 05:43 PM

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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 25th 2010, 09:15 AM

Thats so awesome And I agree, yeah In Patient care really does help


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Re: Hospital (Best decision I've made) - December 25th 2010, 07:52 PM

This really is beautiful, and I hope it speaks to people who are scared to let themselves get better. I don't know you, but I'm certainly proud!


   
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