Friday, September 12, 2008

THE SHOCKING FACE OF ANOREXIA & BULIMIA...

"This is what happens as a result of purging. I've been wearing partial dentures for over 10 yrs. now. It can happen quickly and is VERY PAINFUL!!"


"76 lbs.--STILL :( BMI of 13.0, whichh is good) STILL NO LOW ENOUGH! I'm so incredibly TIRED, DIZZY, and OUT OF BREATH! Sometimes I really this "this is it, I just hope I don't go to HEll!!!!!!"


Karlene has been battling anorexia and bulimia for 22 years.

For my most recent update on her condition, please click here:



Karlene, please know that so many are praying for you, your family, and for your recovery from this deadly disease.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Medusa, your blog still scares me with possibilities, but I'm very relieved to report that my granddaughter is eating enough that her feeding tube is coming out this week - at long last! She is at 100 lbs., and seems to have turned the corner. But she is still fragile, and her hold on normality tenuous. Will she ever be normal? I don't know. The best we can hope for is not relapsing.

Medusa said...

{{{Anonymous}}}

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to hear of your granddaughter's progress.

It's been a long road for you all, and I'm sure with all the support she's receiving, she is well on her way to recovery.

I often think of you and your granddaughter and thank you so much for the update.

Hugs to you, your granddaughter, and your family...

Anonymous said...

I have been this way(anorexia/bulimia)for 25 years. I had been given a book, The Secret Language of Eating Disorders, by Peggy Claude-Pierre, I thought wow this woman really knows what i am going through. I read the book many times. Then I have read that the clinic that she had run is closed, because of some sort of legal problems. This has made things really hard to think about. I really don't know what will happen to me.

Medusa said...

(((Anonymous)))

I'm so sorry to hear of your long struggle with anorexia and bulimia. My heart goes out to you.

Yes, Peggy Claude-Pierre's Montreux clinic in Victoria, British Columbia, was closed down. A lot of controvery surrounded her methods of treatment of patients and the qualifications (or lack thereof) of staff at her clinic. Still, Peggy did have successes.

There is an interesting account of Peggy and the Montreux Clinic here:

http://www.sheenasplace.org/flushed/literary/literary5.html

Anonymous, I hope you're able to find the help you need so that you start down the road to recovery. Please call one of the eating-disorder hotlines listed on my website...

http://pages.2medusa.com-a.googlepages.com/eatingdisordershotlines%2Ctreatment%26referr

Hugs to you and wishing you all the very best,

~ Medusa

Anonymous said...

I have had an eating disorder for 7 years now. I purge daily. I also have type one diabetes. I know vomiting will eventually kill me. I can't go below 105 lbs for some reason. I wish i could. In 5'3 and 110. Even tho i purge i feel fat at 110. I have lots of dental work now. I am giving up.

Anonymous said...

I'm lost and very much afraid I've been this way for ten years now I'm now so sick of it but I'm so afraid to even get help VERY AFRAID

Danielle Keel said...

I can't imagine how she felt.... I know how this lifestyle is I live it every single day and it really brings your self-esteem down to rock bottom. I panic all the time people judge me for what I do and act like I can control it when I can't.... I would do anything to stop bulimia nervosa I've tried and tried. The harder I try the worse I become. Everyone says how stupid I am for this like I do it on perpous, and I don't. I feel alone with this my mom knows I'm not in control when I b/p. She knows also I use to be anorexic and I would refuse to put anything in my body so she knows bulimia is not a walk in the park nothing to just change over night. Everyone thinks it's because I just love eating now well if that's so why did I starve myself for the first four years? I have have been diagnosed with it for 9 years now. I wouldn't want my worst enemy to have this... I hate it so much... I always end up alone because this disease I don't expect anyone to help me with it o just wish they could try to understand instead of being cruel about it.
I don't even like eating but I just lose control and fall into a b/p I never plan mine they just happen. I don't want pity I just want people to stop hurting me over it. I already hate myself... I wish no one had to deal with an ed.. I am in agony everyday I won't show it on my face my dad and family members would mock it when I was weak or in tormenting pain I pretty much never go without pain idk what it would be like.. I ended up getting chronic pancreatitis from bulimia. I have had surgeries from organs shutting down and take a ridiculous amount of laxatives after throwing up yeah I so enjoy life not! I hate how people make jokes about this touchy subject. It's no laughing matter it's awful and I wish I could change everything back to the way it was before but I can't I hope I don't have this forever.... �� I am here for all of you and care about you all so much I will never judge you and I am here if anyone wants to talk.

Danielle Keel said...

This really scared me so bad!!!!

Medusa said...

(((Danielle))) Thinking of you and sending love and hugs your way..,
Medusa

Danielle Keel said...

Thank you������