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Re: “Bess O'Brien Doc Gives Voice to Eating Disorders

Gob bless you all. I struggled for 20 yrs with bullemia. Up to 12 times a day. Im lucky to be alive, and even 1 year later after finally overcoming this disease i found out i was 29 weeks pregnant with my son. I was 32 yrs at the time and my husband snd i together since i was 20. Told at 21 yrs ild i couldnt have children and i wanted 15 kids i told my husband. Still wished i couldve. But god knew what he was doing. I was able to have one more son . Both healthy beautiful healthy adults now whom i adore . Im 55 and know that evetyday is a blessing here on earth. Everyday is still a struggle but i just have to remind myself of the hell i lived everyday throwing up and hiding it and at 12 times a day it was hard. Most days i just ate everything in sight and threw up all day long. Its caused allot of health problems from heart attack at 40 to always having dental work done. To hating myself and hoping i would die everyday if i couldnt stop. How did i recover!? I almost died . I had 3 bleeding ulcers and didnt know it. They cut me open and now have a 12 inch scar on my stomach in 1991 and couldnt move out of bed for 3 weeks. That gave me my first break. All the rehabs i was in didnt help at all. I was in 4 different ones. It has to come within i think. Or i was just so tired of the shame i felt. I couldnt go on anymore. It feels so good every morning to wake up and know im not going to go through that hell everyday. My boys when born i think gave me allot of strength also. I didnt want to miss one day of seeing them grow up.best times of my life were and still are with my family. Cant wait till my grandchildren come.! God bless . Know it can be overcome. I didnt think it was possible but it truly is... My heart goes out to you all.

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Posted by luckytobealive on 09/23/2016 at 2:06 PM

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