Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
I was looking through photos of our Summer holiday 2008. There was Waif looking happy and healthy - a beautiful little girl (then aged 11 going on 12). It brought a lump to my throat to wonder why she has starved herself between then and now, and now looks wan and thin, and several years older :-(
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
I was amazed to find this in my inbox today as I have never looked at eating disorder books on Amazon:
As someone who has purchased or rated The Oxford Companion to the Mind (Oxford Companions) by Richard L. Gregory, you might like to know that The Treatment of Eating Disorders will be released on 8 December 2009. You can pre-order yours for just £41.33 by following the link below.
|The Treatment of Eating Disorders|
Carlos M. Grilo
Release Date: 8 December 2009
I clicked through and read the title
pages and the first part of Chapter 1.
It seems spot on and I have pre-ordered the
THe differential diagnoses for weight loss
were somewhat alarming - brain tumour, AIDS, and gastro-intestinal disorders :-o
But the next page stating that the best prognosis was for those caught young (yes) and early (yes) without the full spectrum of symptoms (yes). This group can be in remission within a year and then make steady recovery. This has given me hope and prompted me to spend the £42 if only so that I can read that paragraph regularly :-)
Waif seems much more cheerful at the moment even though the late night snack last night was a little traumatic as we had an argument over what size hot chocolate she should have (she wanted tiny, I was gunning for the 1/2 pint cup).