Monday, December 14, 2009


From Jx:

"I have suffered from anorexia nervosa for the last 12 years. It has totally destroyed my life and continues to plague me every day. I have been told that I will not live past my 30th birthday... but refuse to believe this!

Right now I have managed to gain 20 pounds (by my own willpower and feel so proud of myself.)

Despite the fact that I feel fat and horrible, I continue to struggle on... just to have a 'normal life' again.

I hate my body right now, but am desperate to get a 'proper job' (I have studied so much for this). I have spent so many months educating myself and refuse to give up.

Anorexia has controlled me for so many years. I have spent the last 10 years in 'treatment'. Only now do I wish to go further.

I love my partner so much and hope that I can continue to progress, with his support. Your website has helped me to feel so much better. I hope that I will be fertile (one day), so that I can try to have children.

Thank You,

Jx (Sweden) "

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Brandee said...

wow. Jx your story screams recovery and is so brutally honest in how hard it is but that it is attainable. I have battled 20 years and been in treatmnt off and on through the years and just recently spent 3 months in treatment. I have been gaining since april. I have graduated from hating my body to just disliking it. I think I am too big even though on weight gain but still eating and pushing through. I have had a lot going on to go against recovery with many trials Medusa can attest to and I am still standing and still have both feet in recovery. We can do this together!