Hospitalization: Part 5

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From the afternoon of my second day on the wing.

During the 2nd group, the facilitator kept using an example of being overweight and needing to lose weight, how if you’re overweight you aren’t exercising and you eat an unhealthy diet, how you lack self-discipline. It was so wrong and triggering, and since I was the only overweight person in the room, it felt like a direct assault.

Just over halfway through, my growing anxiety over his topic triggered a sudden-onset migraine. It was a good excuse to leave the group. I went and got meds from my nurse and lay down. I stayed in bed until lunch, ate a slow lunch, feeling bogged down by both the migraine and the meds, then headed back to my room to purde. While in the bathroom, my roomie came back and needed to use the bathroom, so I exited. She stayed in the room afterward, and I felt awkward going back into the bathroom again to purge, so I didn’t.

My potassium and iron are low, despite taking supplements daily for both. I had to take an extra “booster” dose of potassium and it’s so gross.

I rested again for a bit after lunch, then played King’s Corner with a couple other ladies with a cobbled together deck of cards. After that, we had art for about an hour. Now I’m just trying to stay awake while I wait for my dad to visit.

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  1. Ugh, it ticks me off how ignorant health workers (esp. mental health workers, I mean seriously) can be. I’m sorry you had to experience that and I hope you can use your own knowledge to combat the trigger.

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  2. Ew that medical professional is so wrong. I HATE how people assume things!!! I’m in recovery for anorexia!! Yes I am physically way overweight but I have been starving myself. I over exercise and do not even eat. So it has nothing to do with my lack of exercise or my crap diet. What a shitty person!! File a grievance!! How wrong!!

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