MY STORY PART 3
In July 2016 - when the rest of my year were either on a school trip abroad or at a theme park - I had my first appointment with my local CAMHS ED service, where I was assessed by a psychiatrist and dietician. I remember the psychiatrist asking me "do you think you have an eating disorder?" and, after my timid, reluctant response him saying "yeah, I think you probably do." A few days later, I returned for another meeting with my dietician and she put me on a meal plan. I followed it. At the time, the meal plan was good. It got me physically healthy. I gained weight, gained strength. But it also shifted my control. Not at the start - no, at the beginning I kept it varied with different family dinners each night - but it wasn't long before it started to go downhill.
My dietician left after a couple of weeks and I started seeing a nurse in her place. She was lovely. But she hadn't made the meal plan, and the meal plan was my religion by that point. I started to play it "safe" although ironically, that's when it got dangerous again. I knew I had to eat, and as I mentioned in part 1, I like rules, so I made the rules around what - according to my parents - was "non-negotiable". So I would eat, but only at certain times. And with certain utensils. In certain places. With certain people. There were other conditions, and they grew (both in number and severity) with time.
As my eating improved and I gained weight, I started to feel invalidated. I was plagued with thoughts that I wasn't ill enough, or that people would think I was "fine" when really I was hurting. I became very depressed around January 2016 and anxious too, of course. I drew blood for the first time on Christmas Day that year. However, I told no one. Not for a while, anyway.
In January, I started having CBT. The therapist was lovely but I'm not convinced she helped me much. At some point I became very emotionally dysregulated, but I don't remember it very well at all. Continued part 4 ❤️
Als ich mich entschied nach Hause zu gehen, ist der ganze Druck der letzten Tage abgefallen und ich konnte aufatmen. Aber es fühlt sich auch an wie ein Versagen. Es nicht durchgezogen haben, obwohl es vielleicht nötig gewesen wäre. Und ich bin hin und her gerissen ob es richtig oder falsch war, weil ich eben nicht weiß, wie es weiter gehen soll. Was mache ich jetzt? Was traue ich mir zu? Was will ich wirklich und was nur die anderen? Und immer wenn ich etwas anfangen will, bekomme ich so viel Angst, dass sie mich lähmt und somit immer an derselben Stelle stehen bleibe. Und eben das wollte ich herausfinden, neue Perspektiven finden und um alles weniger Schwarz zu sehen. Es macht mich irgendwie wütend, dass wieder alles so aussichtslos scheint und ich einfach ratlos bin. Aber wiederum kann mir keine Klinik, keine Therapie sagen wie ICH Leben soll, sie kann mir nicht die Verantwortung, die Herausforderung abnehmen. Ich muss selbst lernen für mich Verantwortung zu übernehmen und mein Leben zu leben. Aber nur wie?
Proteinbar in der Sorte Cookies & Cream von Lidl für ca. 1 €. Für etwas schnelles Zwischendurch ist er ganz lecker, aber er haut mich geschmacklich auch nicht um. Außerdem ist er ein wenig fest. Punkt: 7/10
Being an auntie is one of the highlights of my life 💖
Today is my first day at an intensive outpatient therapy program. I dropped out of school to do it. The program I’m in basically provides you with coping skills using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). It focuses on recognizing triggers and using strategies to manage systems. .
I don’t love talking about things as I’m going through them (even though I have in the past), but I just wanted to check in with anyone else who might be struggling and simply tell you that you’re not alone. It’s hard sometimes, and I’m not going to say anything that diminishes that. Sometimes life is just hard. .
Reach out for help if you need it. There are options. Tell a family member, friend, teacher, doctor, or call a crisis hotline. You’re not alone and you deserve to not feel alone. 💕
Welcome back Carmen, 89 years young never looked better! 3 generations of Rodriguez - Staiano. God bless our elders.
Es ist Zeit für ein
🍪 G I V E A W A Y 🍪
Anlässlich der 5000 Abonnenten, wie versprochen, hier ist es!
Gewinnen könnt ihr Produkte einer meiner absoluten Lieblings-Marken, nämlich von "Pan di Stelle"! 😛🌠 Wer in Italien war, muss sie probiert haben und wer erstmal auf den Geschmack kommt, kann nicht genug davon kriegen! Ich schwöre! 🍫🍪
🎁 Gewinne 🎁
1 Packung Kekse 350g
1 Glas Schoko-Aufstrich mit kleinen, weißen Keks-Stückchen
3 Mooncakes (Küchlein mit flüssigem Schokokern) 🤫 Psst, ab in die Mikrowelle!
3 längliche Küchlein mit weißer Creme
🙏🏻 Was zu tun ist 🙏🏻
- Folge mir @recovery.body
- Markiere 3 Personen, die ebenfalls gerne gewinnen würden
- Teile es in deiner Story für eine größere Chance 🤭
Das Gewinnspiel endet am 25. Februar um 20 Uhr. Teilnahme Weltweit, dann wird gelost 🌠
Viel Glück allen!
What I did today - Gave a box of sweets to a friend because he gave me sweets too last week
- had therapy
- studied for 6 hours
What I ate - breakfast: crisp bread with butter and jam
- snack: oats with chocolate and oat milk
- lunch: veggy stir fry
- snack: 3 Lindor balls (I just LOVE the one with pumpkin spice flavour but they do only produce it during autumn/Christmas :()
- dinner: crisp bread with butter and cream cheese.
I hope I'll get some sleep tonight. I'm having an exam tomorrow and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to fail. I just didn't study enough and am way too stupid for biochemisty. Also having kind of a date tomorrow which worries me a lot more than the exam :/ I don't wanna gooo. Why am I so afraid of life?
Hope you're having a nice day :)
One of my biggest challenges within my recovery journey is facing my perfectionism. My entire life has revolved around an unmeasurable pressure I put on myself with the anchor being my core belief that I’m not good enough and never will be. I crave acceptance from everyone in my life but have yet to give it to myself. I care far too much about everything, I so desperately want to be as good as everyone else, to measure up, that I let it consume me. Sounds miserable right? Let me tell you it is. Anorexia was my escape. I quickly learnt the more I restricted, the number I felt and therefore the less I cared about EVERYTHING. It was the peace of mind I so desperately needed. No high expectations of myself, no exhausting comparisons, just quiet. I didn’t care…I didn’t have the energy to care. But with that quiet came a list of negatives: endless appointments/bloods/ECG’s/worried family/ruined relationships/isolation/more self-hatred/fear/anxiety/depression/hair falling out/cold ALL the time/NO LIFE. I could go on and on. Point being that ‘peace and quiet’ I thought I had achieved I truly hadn’t. In fact, I’d just added more negatives to my life but this time they were life threatening – so what now? Well now, I have to tackle ALL of that PLUS my belief of not being good enough which has remained strong. So here I am in recovery, with the same thoughts and feelings but now no coping mechanism. I don’t run to restriction…I wont lie I still want to especially on the ‘bad days’ but I don’t. So, what do I do? Well that part I’m still working on…but what I’ve tried is journaling/talking to family/recognising the feelings as valid – but realising I don’t have to feel this way. Sitting with the feelings knowing that they will eventually pass. Writing out the positives in every single day – they are there trust me. Self-care: for me that’s a Disney movie/going for a walk with music blasting/cuddling my puppy. Something I still have to face is that dreaded core belief. It’s all I’ve known to be true my entire life. It wont be easy but I do want to tackle it…one day at a time.
What I want to know is why you love #medicine
? Here is why I do:⠀
-I learn something new every day⠀
-The human body never ceases to amaze me⠀
-Understanding disease process and how pharmaceuticals work will never get old⠀
-The human spirit ALWAYS amazes me⠀
-It keeps me challenged, on my toes and a #lifelong
It also keeps me #caffeinated
. Being a #physicianassistant
was the best decision I have ever made. #theposhpa
Ownership is not limited to material things. It can also apply to points of view. Once we take ownership of an idea — whether it’s about politics or sports — what do we do? We love it perhaps more than we should. We prize it more than it is worth. And most frequently, we have trouble letting go of it because we can’t stand the idea of its loss. What are we left with then? An ideology — rigid and unyielding.
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Do you or a loved one need a port placed for chemotherapy? Did you know you can have the convenience of an outpatient facility instead of waiting hours at the hospital and undergoing risky general anesthesia? It is YOUR CHOICE. Below is a port placed at a nearby hospital that did not function compared to a port placed in a private setting at our outpatient facility. Always do your research.
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Psycare Professional Team Offers: * Daily Escort of patients with psychotic disorders and alcohol and drug dependence. * Implements Assertive Community Treatment : ACT is provided to individuals who are at risk for repeated hospitalizations, discontinuation of treatment or repeated crisis. Services would be brought to the patients in their natural living environments . They ensure daily assessment, medication adherence , sports, motivation,
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diet, hygiene, communication skills, interaction, adaptation to the
environment and society, family therapy, doctor appointments etc…
🔸️Was mag ein Kind hören, das jahrelang verachtet wurde und dem gesagt wurde, dass es nicht da sein soll, weil es dich schwach wirken lässt?
🔸️Glaubst du dieses Kind wird friedvoll sein und sich behutsam und vertrauensvoll an Dich lehnen?🤔 🔸️Nein. Es wird brüllen und so lange schreien bis es die Aufmerksamkeit und Liebe bekommt, die es verdient. Oder es wird verstummen und Dir die Palette an Gefühlen verwehren, die es Dir sonst auch zeigen könnte. Für das es sonst gut genug für Dich ist. 🔸️Diese Kind heißt Angst. Und es will nur eins von Dir hören: "Hallo Angst. Ich sehe Dich. Und Du darfst genau so sein, wie Du bist und ich kann Dich halten und bin für Dich da. Bitte verzeihe mir, dass ich mich nicht um Dich gekümmert habe und Dich anders wollte. Bitte vertraue mir - ich gebe mein Bestes für Dich da zu sein und wenn ich momentan noch nicht genug tue, weil ich noch nicht weiß wie, möchte ich, dass ich es solange probieren werde, bis Du mir vertrauen kannst." 🔸️Deine Angst will nichts anderes als willkommen geheißen und von Dir erkannt werden. Lass sie Stück für Stück endlich zu Dir nachhause kommen. Es wird kein Frieden für euch geben solange Du gegen dieses wunderbare Kind kämpfst.
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TW - Update (but with a pic of my pup who I get to see tomorrow ❤)
Had a doctors appointment this morning and things are shit, theres no other way to say it really, I'm losing weight and engaging horrendously with ED behaviours. The doctor wanted to send me to hospital there and then, but I'm going back home for a week tomorrow and I know I will eat whilst I'm there, so my gp and the ED team have agreed I can go home and will see them when I'm back next week. I know all they're going to do is push a hospital admission, and its fucking terrifying, part of me doesn't believe it's as bad as everyone is making it out to be, but rationally I know that's my ED talking. So I've gained myself an extra week at least which I'm going to enjoy, I'm gonna spend time with the pup and my mum and I get a day back home with my best friend who I love to pieces ❤ I need to find a way to talk to my mum about how bad things are... but mainly I'm going to enjoy this week cos once I'm back then my gp and the ED team will get involved... but one day at a time, that's all I can do for now.
#edrecovery #prorecovery #edfam #edcommunity #stepsforward #foodisgood #foodisfuel #nourishnotpunish #strongnotskinny #fortisips #eatittobeatit #mentalhealth #onestepatatime #fighting #outpatient #mealplan #update #doctors #EDteam #puppylove #puppycuddles
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Hey, everyone. You may have seen a new follow or follow request from this bad boy... Yes, it’s me! I’ve seen a real need, above & beyond personal training, for some real & random help... #Hospitalized
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... an #outpatient
surgery that doesn’t permit Uber or Lyft #drivers
to pick you up... #ptsd
issues & just wanting someone to #listen
with the #laundry
, or some help #cooking
because of a recent #injury
... Through my training clients, I’ve become more and more aware of the need for this random help, small things that would make such a big difference, when friends & family just can’t show up or take time off work... I’ve seen the need, and I’m answering. Please email me at HereToHelpLV@gmail.com
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I had a lovely weekend. 👍🏼 Mum stayed over last night we ordered a takeaway and had a nice evening! 😘 Been talking to mum a lot about J. Whether I should wait for him to come back if he even would. Or move on with my life and find someone else to find happiness with. 😔 But... for now I’m focusing on myself and making myself happy. I’m on a self love journey and accepting who I am. ❤️ So me and mum went and had a psychic reading yesterday.. and my grandad came through it was very emotional 💗💗💗😢 #recovery #love #broken #heartbroken #outpatient #family #happiness
“An examiners' discipline, experience level, consensus on procedure used, training just before the study, or use of symptomatic subjects do not improve palpation reliability.” Seffinger MA and colleagues, Spine. 29(19):E413-E425, OCT 2004
What I did today: - studied for 7 hours
- washed my hair
- cleaned my flat (at least a bit)
What I ate: - breakfast: oats with chocolate and oatmilk
- snack: Lindt popcorn flavoured "Hello"-bar - I don't know what I expected but it was kind of dissapointing - I mean it's chocolate which is always good but there was just not as much popcorn as I expected in there :D
lunch: sweet potato and crayfish in sour cream
snack: oats with chocolate and oatmilk again
dinner: crisp bread with butter and cream cheese
I'm so tired today. Why do I feel guilty for everything I do? The kitchen isn't cleaned - loser. Now you're cleaning and avoiding to study for your exam. You are alway procrastinating!! Studied for 7 hours?? The day has 24 hours!! Also you're such an idiot for needing to study so much! You could have just been more attentive in the lecture. Achieved something? Well, could have been better, don't even think of being proud of yourself! Youre so damn narcisstic! Watching a movie? Why can't you just read a fuckin book??! Don't feeling guilty today?? You should feel guilty for that!!! Tbh. I feel guilty for even existing. ugh.
~Don’t look back. You’re not going that way~🌸🌻🌸
I should really look at this board more often because I’m looking back WAY to much atm. I’m in a vicious circle of my eating disorder telling me that I was doing much better when I was underweight. It’s telling me that being inpatient was good/better than being at home and I’m low key believing it even tho I actually know that this is definitely NOT true.
Ofc I’m missing all the beautiful people I met in the clinic, but I shouldn’t want to go back there. Yes, the real life is hard, there’s so much pressure, stress and anxiety but that’s how life works, it’s not a big pink cloud of cotton candy, I have to go to school, even if I get totally anxious only thinking about it. Yes I have to go to math/French tutoring if I don’t want to fail my class. Yes, I have to accept that my family is slowly breaking. And YES I also need to take care of myself and eat enough! No, this isn’t easy at all, but nobody said that it was easy. The only thing that will make it a little bit easier is working on my mental health so that I can enjoy my life again. Going back won’t make this happen. The past is gone and I need to move on🌸
Love to all of u and never forget that better times are coming xxx -
#anorexia #ana #anorexianervosa #anorexianervosarecovery
#recovery #recovering #anasoldier #anawarrior #anafighter #warrior #food #fight #eatingdisorder #keepfighting #keepgoing #staystrong #hope #nevergiveup #schönklinikbadarolsen #schönklinik #outpatient
another day, another ice cream🙋♀️
this was SO good the caramel sauce and the chashews (my favourite nuts) was a perfect combination👌🏼 it was a bit airy, but my fav non B&Js
Gastbeitrag zum Thema "stationär sein" von @livingmarie_
Marie wurde im Januar 20 ("ah das klingt immer so alt"). Die ES hat sie seit ihrem 13ten Lebensjahr, mit 17 war sie dann das erste Mal stationär, mit 19 das zweite Mal. Sie liebt das Meer und das Surfen 🌊 und hofft, dass sie das bald wieder machen kann. Sonst zeichnet und lest sie viel.
Mein Leben spielt sich in einer kleinen Seifenblase ab. Ich kann rausschauen, manch einer kann auch einen Blick hineinwerfen.
Aber. Auch wenn ich einmal ein Teil von ihr gewesen bin, so richtig verstehen kann ich die Welt da draußen nicht.
Und so richtig verstanden wird meine Seifenblasenwelt auch nicht. Zumindest nicht von denen, die nicht mit mir hier drinnen leben.
Es ist ein seltsamer Ort. Wir sind alle hier um zu heilen, um etwas zu ändern. Und trotzdem versuchen wir uns mit aller Macht dagegen zu wehren. Gegen die Veränderung, die wir so sehr wollen und brauchen. Klingt das paradox?
Ich finde schon. Aber das ist okay.
Und trotzdem ist es ein Ort des Verstanden-werden, des Zuhörens, Redens, Schweigens. Heilen, sich Zeit lassen. Da sein.
Mit sich selbst leben lernen.
Das sind große Ziele, aber dafür habe ich mich ja in die Seifenblase begeben. Ich weiß, das wir alle Angst vor dem ungewohnten „Draußen“ haben, weil wir dann plötzlich auf uns selbst aufpassen müssen, wenn die Seifenblase geplatzt ist.
Mit uns selbst leben.
Nicht gegen uns.
Das ist das, was wir versuchen in der kleinen Seifenblasenparallelwelt zu lernen, die man nur versteht, wenn man einmal voll und ganz in sie eingetaucht ist.
Manch einer schafft es vielleicht nicht beim ersten Mal und wird zurückkommen. Aber ich glaube an jeden Einzelnen.
Denn auf Dauer ist das hier kein Ort zum verweilen.
Denn das richtige Leben findet anderswo statt.
Und ich möchte leben. Richtig.
Außerhalb der Seifenblase.
Looking back is something I struggle with and I’m sure I’m not alone. “Life before anorexia was great…” “I used to be able to go out for food and not care…” “I was happy…” “I could do x,y,z” “I used to not obsess over food…” “Remember when I was free…”But looking back isn’t going to bring me back there, in fact it only makes me sad. Sad that I took it all for granted. Sad that ignorance is no longer a privilege I have. The truth of the matter is I need to stop wishing for my life to go back to the way it was because it can’t. I’m no longer the same person I was 2+ years ago…but that’s also not a bad thing. I’m a big believer in the saying “everything happens for a reason” and while its frustrating to not know what ‘that’ reason might be, I still cling to it. There was a reason I went through this. And surviving has made me a stronger person. Before I didn’t even truly understand what, an eating disorder was, but now, now I want to help make a change. I want people to be aware. I want to try and make them understand. I want to end the stigma/shame/isolation. I want to help others. I want to show that there is life after anorexia (or any eating disorder for that matter) that there is hope. I want to help people believe in themselves. Please if your reading this and your feeling lost/confused/helpless/losing hope know that I get it. I do, I’ve been there, I’ve been rock bottom, I contemplated giving up more often than I care to admit. But trust me, IT DOES GET BETTER, but in order for that to happen you need to want it to. And it’s not easy but it is worth it. I promise no matter how alone you might feel, you’re not. I hand on my heart mean it, MESSAGE ME ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. I’m here for YOU.
Does our patient want to watch?
Does our patient want to count to three? Or 13?
Does our patient want to help clean?
Does our patient want to sit down? Or ly down?
What color Coban does our patient want?
Can our patient help take off the cover to our window bandaid?
Child isn’t ready for medical play alone?
Try hand over hand! 🖐🏻🖐🏻
Child doesn’t seem interested in medical play? Try parallel play 👯♂️
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This hair color make me feel so much better about my appearance!!
And i am matching with my breakfast too 😏 which was semolina porridge with a little bit of tiramisu pudding powder and with my homemade sauce (jam + sf caramel syrup + water)
Tonight me and my friends go to the cinema and i want to challenge myself with some snack there! I hope i can manage it, wish me luck please
Hope you are doing well too 💕
Ps. This isnt lipstick on my teeth, it is the filter lol
BODY IN A BOX!!! Did I get your attention!?!💡💡💡 Let’s talk port access! This was such a great resource that was utilized throughout my internship when I was rotating through the outpatient clinic. Kids who were traumatized from port access got to regain that sense of control with this.
Cleaning, the weird smells, deep breathing, poke, blood return, window bandaid...etc. I can’t say enough about this resource. It’s so cool that there is “fake blood” because kids who have ports know the importance of blood return, and especially on the first try. Kids would always ask to do “body in a box” because it gives them back their sense of control.
You learn more about your patient when doing this prep as well. Does our patient want to ly down? Sit up? Watch? Close eyes? Count to 2? Count to 9? Watch on the iPad? Watch me blow bubbles? Scent on the mask? Etc.
🚨🚨 CHECK YOOOOSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOOOSELF🚨🚨
PICC LINE EXPLANATION BOOK!! 💉
I also added sensory equipment to my book (though not pictured). Tourniquet, alcohol wipes, gloves, mask, dressing (window bandaids)
Found this wonderful guide awhile back. Thought I would pass on this information to whoever needs some new apps!
Group Activity: Finger Casting🌈
My goal of this activity was to encourage expressive play and familiarize patients with medical equipment and supplies as well as emphasizing normalcy. Allowing for creativity with colors, designs, stickers...etc gives you a peak into patients life and interests. Group activities allows for insight into familial dynamics. This was such a fun project and super easy to put together ✨✨
One of my favorite faces to see🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 such a patient girl🐶
Developmental Age doesn’t always equal Numerical Age🔢
How a child is or acts/reacts can be due to a multitude of developmental factors. Know those factors, prepare as best you can, have a plan, and follow through.
If their return rate is back your patients normal. Then you have succeed. That doesn’t mean they don’t cry, but how quickly they return to their normal self is what to look for👀
Everyone’s fighting a battle. Be gentle and compassionate in everything you do✨✨✨
When all the teddy bears are going to the children’s hospital🥰🥰❤️🐻
10,450+😵🙈😍 Can you spot the beanie baby that got stuck?🤔🤭
It’s the little things that make a big difference. Our facility dog is “famous” because our patients get a look-a-like dog when our real dog is busy. It gives them something to look forward to and it’s a personal touch that can really light up a room.
White blood cell patrolling the blood cells looking for threats. An interesting video showing the works of our immune system in our body.
Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Theory of Ecological Systems🌎
Micro- Child’s immediate environment. Home, school, peer group
Meso- Interactions with Microsystem. Links between family and friends. Friends and school. Family and church...etc.
Exo- Things that indirectly impact a child. Example- moving into a new neighborhood, parent getting a new job...etc.
Macro- Child’s cultural beliefs and influences. Finding that peace in your environment in which you feel connected to those alike you.
Chrono- Child’s change in family structure, address, parent’s employment status, in addition to immense society changes such as economic cycles and wars.
A tracheotomy is a surgical procedure where an incision is made in the front of the patient's neck and a breathing tube (trach tube) is inserted through a hole, called a stoma, into the trachea (windpipe).
Rather than breathing through the nose/mouth, the patient will now breathe through the trach tube. This is often performed when patients have had maxillofacial injuries, or inflammation of the head and neck, or tumours in the head or neck. Patients who have had a tracheotomy are usually placed on a ventilator. The trach tubes are usually removed as soon as possible. However, there may be some patients who may be required to keep a trach tube indefinitely in order to keep the breathing passage open.
It’s one thing to explain it. But when you get to see what’s going on with your own body you are able to make the connection of why trachs are necessary, how they help, how to clean them properly, how to shower/eat..etc. Such a helpful, hands on, teaching tool!
Reinforcement Charts: ⏰
Laminate these, and give your patient an EXPO marker! These “to do” lists help hold the child accountable, whether that is staying on top of school work, or reminding them to take their medicine.
Encourage normalcy amongst the teenage population by adding: homework, brush your teeth, shower, talk to your friends, say please and thank you to 5 people...etc. GET CREATIVE🎨
✨spice it up with the prizes and your reward system✨