So here I am, at home, away from residential treatment, away from all support, so it seems. Yesterday, I saw the first person who is supposed to be on my treatment team and her reaction when she saw me was how great, strong, and healthy I look. What the fuck?
All she had to do was go to About.com and read under “What Not to Do” that you never comment on appearance. Fatal mistake.
To anyone with an eating disorder those words translate to mean one thing: I look fat.
I couldn’t believe her. What was she thinking? I’m still livid. To all the readers who have loved ones who are recovering from any type of eating disorder, do not ever tell them they are looking healthy or happy or strong or better. It translates to one thing in the mind of someone with an eating disorder: FAT!!!!! She should know better. It only makes me feel so much guiltier for eating food.
So all the plans that were supposed to materialize for my aftercare have disintegrated. Maybe that’s just pessimistic thinking. Fuck it. The IOP that I was to attend does not have enough members committed so they are offering me a hospital type setting for an IOP. Hell to the NO!!!!! First of all, I can get away with much more in an IOP outside of a hospital. They are seriously mistaken if they think I’m not going to lose weight, and I know what a hospital type IOP will lead to. The IOP will become a Partial Hospitalization Program which will become inpatient treatment which will turn me right back to residential treatment…not that I didn’t love Yoda (my name for the all-wise therapist).
I am so pissed off!