Hey everyone! I recently joined this community and noticed this post.
I'm saddened to hear how many of you feel full recovery does not exist. I am here to beg to differ.
I was in the depths of an eating disorder for three years. I had
severe anorexia nervosa and was rushed to a treatment center in
Arizona, completely across the country for me. Everyone thought I was going to die. I was there three
months. After my stay there I went through a grueling recovery
process. I recovered and relapsed, recovered and relapsed.
I swore up and down that recovery was something that wasn't
possible. I said my eating disorder was something I'd always
have, if just a little. It bothered me and bothered me. My
eating disorder was always in my head, telling me what to do and eat
and feel. I learned to live very well with my e.d., accomodating
for it and making excuses for it. I told everyone I was fine when
in reality I was living with another being inside my head, dominating
my actions and goals.
Then one day it just.... stopped.
I can't explain it.
All I know is that for every person out there with an e.d., there is a
full recovery. Your therapist may say it isn't out there, but
they're wrong. The thoughts CAN go away, you CAN move on with
your lives. I know now it seems like they have full power over
you, but it is possible to take that power back. Hope is
there. Never lose it.
Those who say full recovery does not exist simply have not yet experienced it for themselves.
Ask your questions, I'm very open about my recovery process.