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July 29, 2005, 3:34 pm CDT

Bulimia

I'm here jewel.

 

I've been busy as of late, but I want you to know that you are NOT alone...there are others like you (me) out there. I'll talk more about it sometimes soon, and even more so when I appear on Dr. Phil--I'll give you the heads up.

Anyway, I can straight up say this... keep talking, perhaps opening up a journal if you haven't had one already--- write in it and say things you've been afraid to talk about. This is one of the most theraputic activities out there that DOES help somewhat. It helps relieve the burden of stress, helps us get our thoughts out...helps us think about what we're doing to ourselves and also it feels good to get it out.

 

Best place to get a journal and not worry about people getting into it (you have the option to lock it) is LIVEJOURNAL.COM.

 

I have one there under this sn-- only its moviestr_20

Feel free to email me if you wish to do so--- moviestr_20@msn.com

 

t'care

jen

 
July 29, 2005, 3:42 pm CDT

Anorexia

Quote From: emarumom

I am 48 and my doctors think I have a eating disorder.  I just don't want to eat.  i lost over 60 pounds because of problems following a hysterectomy but don't think i look any different even though clothes don't fit.  It's easier to not eat than deal with a possible intestional obstruction.  i have an ileostomy and that coupled with the heat of the deep south make dehydration a problem.

Boy don't I know what the deep heat of the south feels like--- I'm in Houston texas which is gah, SOO HOT!

 

But hun, if your doctors think you have it...then you very well may have. Have you stop to think that maybe you might be in denial? Has any of the 'fears' seem huge now (thinking about eating food), any irrational thinking patterns? Try the EAT test (online eating disorder test), if anything research up on it because chances are--- you might be in denial or not yet recognizing an on-set of a problem.

 

Try and get a handle on this before it gets out of control...can you imagine yo-yo weight (lost & gains of 50 pounds over and over) due to refeeding & then getting out--starting over etc? Can you imagine health problems even worse than what you have (trust me they get worse and so bad that you probably may not come out of it alive-- I ought to know). It might help to seek some professional help (2nd opinion) from some specialist that deals with Eating disorder and see what they have to say. Go with an open mind and learn from this.

Check this site out... this kills me everytime & my friend is on there right now

http://www.somethingfishy.org/memorial/memorial.php

 

good luck & god bless

jenny

 
July 29, 2005, 3:58 pm CDT

Bulimia

Quote From: hisjewel

thanks!!!!  I did feel so alone!!!

 

your going to be on dr.phil.........  you have already wrote and everything.........  i have thought about writing dr. phil before but i want to go to school now and well yeah i don't know if i would really write him anyway although i have thought about it sooooooo many times......  i am glad you did though!!!!  so you have msn messenger?

 

i hope to talk to you soon!!!

jewel,

 

Suffering from an ed is horrid and I'm sure you already know this. I can tell you all what this has done to me; heart, kidney & brain problems-- but recovering and getting help has to come from you.

 

I have to say that dealing with this medical issues now (depsite me being normal weight--high end) sucks terribly. I've had heart attack, kidney failure, seziures (epilepsy) due to frequent electrolyte imbalances/dehydration that lowered my seziure threshold and more. I have a feeding tube; its not being used at the moment because I'm at a high-end normal weight. Yet the medical issues isn't absolving at the moment--- speculating diabetes or hypoglycemia now.

 

I can say this, school can always be there...your health won't. When you die, you die...that's all there is to that.

 

There are 2 people that suffers with an ED will experience:

1. They will suffer medically for the rest of their lives (unless they choose to recover)--you might not have medical problems now, but you WILL eventually. Once you do, it goes downhill and the issues get longer.

2. They DIE!!!

 

I hope you can somehow figure out what you want to do in your life, but i can say this... you deserve more than what the disorder is giving you.

 

T'care

jen

 

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