I just finished reading a post that lit a fire within me. Now rage is burning deep inside my soul and I need to vent.
The post was created by the gifted author of the blog “The Untold Story“. Each of her lovely writing compositions she displays on her blog is laced with pure honesty and exposes the struggles one face’s when their life is completely invaded by Ed. Many of her posts have triggered an emotional response for me. Sometimes streams of salty tears race down my face as my mind absorbs her writing. Other times though, I’ll find myself overflowing with fury. Not at her, but at the treatment system for eating disorders. This was one of those posts.
The post was entitled “Not Sick Enough” and in it she discussed how an inpatient treatment facility rejected her all because of one simple factor – her weight. Most treatment centers seem to be blind to the fact that eating disorders are a disease of the mind – not the body. Yes of course, there are many physical ailments that result from constant purging and/or starvation, but every single one of those physical implications have originated from one single source – the brain. When a treatment center admits new patient, I am positive they completely overlook a patient if their weight is not fatally low. It doesn’t matter how mentally sick you are, what matters is how physically sick you are. I find that absolutely ridiculous!
So many people right now are being choked by monstrous hands of Ed, but they can’t get the help they need because a treatment center or even a doctor says they aren’t “thin” enough for treatment. If you are one of those people who have been rejected like that, DON’T GIVE UP. Get on the phone and call another doctor or call another treatment center and DEMAND you get the care you need. No one deserves to be beaten by Ed’s cruel words and actions, especially you.
Stay strong and keep fighting!