Liz (lolita_flower) wrote in ed_ucate,

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*This question can apply to anyone, however sufferers who are younger may find it easier to answer

How do you see youself when you are older?

For me (I'm 17) I see myself recovered, in my 30's with kids, even though I can't even contemplate being well, or how to get from A to B
Does anyone know of any elderly women with eating disorders, who have never *really* recovered?

I thought this was interesting, seeing as while eating disorders are so prevalant in young women, do we ever hear of elderly women having eating disorders? No. My Mum (a district nurse) has a paitent who is in her 50's who has side-effects to the extreme due to a life full of anorexia... and tells me that that could be one day. Presumably, I am unsure of the statistic, but it isn't that high, many people with eating disorders (specifically anorexia) die, so what happens to the others? Not everyone recovers. So, how do you think you will 'end up'?
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