Posts made in February, 2015

A’s Story: Having An Eating Disorder VS. A “Real” Brain Infection

For the last week, I have been enveloped in love. From the moment I discovered I had a brain infection, family and friends came running: Can I help? Do you need supplies? Can I sit with you in the clinic? The doctors treated me respectfully; reviewing the diagnosis and treatment options. The nurses were kind, and happy to converse. My employers were understanding, and insisted I take off work. NO...

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Jay’s Story: Scarce Resources Make For a Failing Treatment Model

My name is Jay. Having struggled with both severe Anxiety and an Eating Disorder for over half my life, I don’t know how I found the courage to embark on such a journey to seek treatment – but when I did, it was even more of a challenge to find the right help to recover. After waiting six months to hear from the hospital about my referral, I was directed to attend a weekly group...

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Tara’s Story: On the Brink of Death with No Access to Healthcare

My name is Tara. I live with my husband and two daughters Hannah (16) and Quinn (11) on Vancouver Island, BC. Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia in November 2012, at the age of 14. Prior to the diagnosis, our family led a “normal” life; we worked, took our girls to extracurricular events, socialized with friends, volunteering at school functions etc. When we had days off...

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Carrie’s Story: Recovery With Adequate Treatment

My name is Carrie. I am 31 years old. This year I will be getting married, celebrating health and happiness with my loved ones. This is a dream that 5 years ago was impossible to imagine. After suffering a traumatic incident shortly after moving to Toronto in 2007, my Eating Disorder became the only copy skill that mattered in my life. I managed it before this time, but afterwards I lost all...

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Anonymous Story: No Resources, A Plea of Sheer Desperation

My name doesn’t matter, the story does. My daughter has been ill since grade 11 and she’s now 21. We did not realize what was wrong then, with symptons that ranged from over-exercising, food restrictions, massive mood swings, not feeling well, and the inability to hold down a job due to frequent sickness. At first, we went to our family doctor to ask why she was always throwing up....

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