Thursday, 27 February 2014

I Couldn't Do That

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This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I have just realised I haven't written anything for it yet, so here goes.

Eating disorders are not a choice. They are no more of a choice than you picking up a common cold in winter. In fact, you would probably feel the same level of miserable and have the same ridiculous number of added side effect symptoms for the foreseeable time after you recover from said cold or eating disorder. Now that we've cleared that up, you can imagine I get quite annoyed that when talking about anorexia some people respond with "I couldn't do that". Well, of course you couldn't! Nobody wakes up today and decides they are going to get poorly, that's not how illness works.

Why on earth would someone choose to have headaches, dizziness, stomach problems, dental problems, low blood pressure, osteoporosis, tiredness, low mood, a constant feeling of coldness, constipation, anxiety? Why would you want to find it difficult to socialise with your friends because so much socialising revolves around food? Why would you want your life to be difficult? You wouldn't, nobody would want this and for this reason nobody chooses to have anorexia. Nobody chooses to be poorly.

I am aware this is short but there are a few other things I want to write about....

For now

Hannah x

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