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My best friend is bulimic
Member Name: lexicrazy
Date: 18/08/12, updated on 18/08/12 (48 review reads)
Advantages: There are no advantages!
Disadvantages: Kills people around you aswell as yourself!
When I was a teenager I was a bit of a rebel. My Mum and Dad couldn't control me at all as I had my own mind. At sixteen I started going to pubs drinking thinking I was all grown up then that year in New years eve 1993. I went to the pub with a freind and we met a group of young ladies who where on the dance floor. One of them I took to straight away her name was Jayne. As the night went on I noticed Jayne had gone thought no more of it and carried on with the night.
A few months pasted and I bumped in to her at a bus stop she remembered me and we got talking, and became very close mates. I was rather slim at the time but hadn't been I had been massive for my age. Now I am a size 22. Jayne was plump but I wouldn't say fat at all. She was the life and soul of the party always laughing and joking. We remainded friends for three years we had a very good friend ship both had boy friends and spent lots time together we were very close.
We fell out over something very stupid and lost contact for eleven years.
In 2009 I was searching on face book and came across her ands sent her a message I didn't think she would reply but she did. Finally we met up and she told me she was suffering from an eating disorder called Bulimia. I knew straight away what it was as Princess Diana had it. I couldn't belive my eyes my bubbly friend was now looking like a famine victim her frame was all I can describe as a corpe. Her bones where sticking out. She looked pale like all the blood had drained out of her being.
All I wanted to do was give her a cuddle my poor friend to me was dying this terrified me.
She told me how her Dad had died of bowel cancer when she was twenty five and that she had an abusive partner who was evil to her she lost lots weight to try and gain self confidence. Her ex almost killed her. I just had an abusive relationship and could relate to her of what it was like. However the abuse she endured was far worse than what I had experienced. My beat mate had been going to the eating Disorder Clinic to try and get help but instead found hearing what others did gave her more ideas.
My mate told her Mum she weighed more than she did she told me the truth that she weighed just over eight stone a few pounds less than that she would of been admitted to hospital.
Jayne is not a binger at all we lived together for over a year. She goes through fazes of eating to not eating. Everything she eats she brings back even drinks. People think when you are bulimic you can stop that is not true it is a mental illness that needs treating. My friend today is still Bulimic and is now thirty eight years old she has had it nine years now. She has been told she may never get over it. She has spells of temper tantrums that is rather normal with the condtion. She is lethargic all the time, as she is in a cycle of starvation all the time.My friend is a very beatiful person in side and out and I pray every day this ugly illness goes away and I get my old mate back from years ago.
One last thing, Jayne we can battle this we been friends almost twenty years.
I have changed my friends name to protect her identity.
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Summary: Dreadful illness that needs an urgent cure!