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Discharged! (ED) - August 8th 2016, 10:32 PM

Hey everyone,
I spent a month in an amazing residential program for an eating disorder. I started a day program and finished my first week. I absolutely hated the first few days and week, I was planning my escape every day, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. I wanted to let you all know that I am doing amazing. A lot of my chronic health problems were caused by malnutrition and dehydration. I went off all of my terrible psych meds under supervision (my psychiatrist was an idiot... no wonder I hated them!! I never got any benefit from them!). I started on an amazing medication that has helped significantly. I have an amazing team behind me and I'm so happy for the first time in my life. I am actually feeling life. And that doesn't mean that my life is full of flowers and rainbows, I just feel like I can handle whatever life throws at me. I am out of my little residential bubble of happiness and that transition is hard. I am under a lot of supervision, and held accountable for a lot of things... and I am totally rocking it.

I just wanted to thank all of those who have been following me and supporting me. Encouraging me to seek help when I was dying and in denial. I'm so glad I didn't let this demon kill me, because I was very close to it. I am pretty busy with my program and trying to enjoy the little summer we have left, but I wanted to give you all an update. Please feel free to PM me or comment below, I will try and check this occasionally, but I'm straying away from technology and am falling in love with nature again.


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 8th 2016, 10:45 PM

That's awesome news! Well done. You should be really proud of yourself


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 02:17 AM

I don't think we have every talked very much, but I just want to say that I'm really happy that you're doing so well! You should be incredibly proud of yourself. It takes a lot, and it shows that you're strong enough to conquer anything.

Take care.


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 03:04 AM

I could actually cry, or skip around the room. Or both.

I am SO happy and relieved that you have finally been able to access help. What's more, that you have been able to make progress as a result.

I sent you a VM on August 1st because I was thinking of you and wondering how you were getting on. Now I know, and it's better than I could have imagined.

I hope that you continue to improve and would love an update every now and then. But I completely understand you wanting to spend time outside in the world, experiencing life again, so no worries if you aren't online much.

I shall be thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 09:04 AM

This is truly fantastic to hear! I'm so happy that you listened to those around you and took the plunge to get help. You've done so well sticking to the treatment programme, and it's amazing to know that you feel you can tackle whatever life throws at you. Keep it up, you're doing great


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 10:02 AM

Hey well done! I'm really happy to hear that you've done well!
Be super proud of yourself!


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 10:27 AM

I read through some of your threads back when you were doing bad, but I never spoke up because I'm not an expert for eating disorders and I wasn't sure how to help you. I'm so, so happy and relieved to hear you got the support you deserve and you're on your way to recovery and a better future!
Have a great day and stay strong.


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 03:15 PM

Thats amazing. congrats.
im still in the early stages of an ED so im nof underweight but i understand how hard it is to seek treatment but i just am so happy for u. i know we havent really talked before but im so happy for u. that shows that u have strength... more than i do anyway. u r such an amazing person and NEVER GIVE UP!!!
u r an inspiration.
   
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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 9th 2016, 10:10 PM

I am really proud of you! You are doing so well.


   
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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 14th 2016, 07:35 PM

I'm so glad to hear you're doing well, Kay! I hope you keep it up and live life to its fullest every day. You deserve it.
   
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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 14th 2016, 08:12 PM

I am soooo happy for you. Remember we're always here for you


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 15th 2016, 05:40 AM

I'm so happy you were able to get the help you needed and that you're doing well! I hope things continue to look up and you continue to take care.
   
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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 25th 2016, 12:39 AM

I know I'm late to the party, but this is such an inspiring story. I'm glad you're doing so well, and I hope things keep getting better for you. Thank you for sharing your story, and I wish you all the best with the rest of your recovery!


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Re: Discharged! (ED) - August 25th 2016, 07:24 AM

This is really great news! I hope things continue to look up for you!


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