I gave it my all, however, I ‘threw in the towel’ so to speak at the 4th week point of the 12 week Day Eating Disorder Treatment Programme. It was demanding and rough on this old gal, a true commitment and not for the weak.
The programme is extremely structured, and 100% meal completion is compulsory, no if’s, and’s or buts, and that was part of my struggle. Also, guidelines/rules for inpatients were strict and it was so tough being away from my home, and a personal emergency arose, and well, it just wasn’t to be.
I wouldn’t say the programme was futile, I truly think the time wasn’t right or perhaps I wasn’t ready for the programme. It entailed oodles of therapy, DBT, CBT, individual and nutrition groups etc. And, all was not negative, I engaged in crafts, an interest I had tossed aside years ago that now has me engrossed again, and socializing instead of isolation; which is what people with eating disorders do best ~ isolate themselves.
For now, I’m returning to my passion….writing, and posting to my blog again. I’m back.