Originally posted by stevierae
Heather--I hope this question isn't too probing; if so, you can tell me to "MYOB--"
But, "malnourishment and HCL--"were you bulemic, and binging and purging, so as to bathe your teeth in stomach acids?
If so, please share your recovery with us. If not, please accept my apologies.
I don't mind, I've shared little pieces of my recovery here before. There's not alot to tell without sitting at this computer for a few hours and completely hijacking Kristi's thread. There is no Reader's Digest version
My recovery involved lots of therapy, both inpatient and outpatient. It's an ongoing thing. The negative thoughts of myself and food have never completely gone away (as I sit here right now I wish I hadn't eaten so much freakin pasta salad!), but I've learned to better control the impulses.
I don't think you can ever be cured from eating disorders, just like an alcoholic will always be an alcoholic. I just have to work a lot harder than everyone else at my own self esteem and not letting the rest of the world's idea of beauty rule my every move.
See, even when I try to shorten it up, it's long! I could have said tons more, if you're interested, feel free to PM. My poor mother spent way too much money on my mental health not to share.....