Grateful For All You Do!
First of all, I would like to wholeheartedly commend you on the remarkable level of compassion, gentle and kind support and thorough information you provide on your website. I remember the first time I came across Your Bulimia Recovery when I Googled "recovery and bulimia nervosa" (almost a year ago)- I had been binging, purging, restricting and over-exercising daily for months and months, rushed to the ER twice in post-b/p panics, drained my savings account of virtually all my funds and had completely isolated myself from all of my family and friends. Although it would be a few more months before I stopped purging altogether, perusing your website proved to be a comforting and, again, extremely informative place to turn to. When I stopped purging - even in the face of continuing to binge, gaining over 10 lb.'s in a single week, enduring severe GERD, ongoing panic attacks and anxiety, dramatically decreased metabolism and, yes, the notorious and frightening (oh - and temporary!) "bulimic bloat"- your nurturing online "voice" reminded me that my body was healing and everything that was happening was totally natural in the early stages of recovery.
Your voice continues to provide a warmth and understanding to this day. I do not consider myself fully recovered from an eating disorder, as I continue to restrict, binge and over-exercise (non-purging bulimic/anorexia athletica) - and I catch myself grappling with the thought of relapsing on purging now and again. However, I will never forget how much your wisdom, knowledge and kind-heart helped push me through some of the darkest days of my life... and, again, how much you continue to inspire and broadcast a genuine sense of empathy and understanding. Today, I feel as if I'm receiving a comforting hug from an old friend whenever I read your e-mails or responses to posts on these boards.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for the guidance, love and positive energy you bring into the world.
Sincerely and respectfully,
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