Welcome to my Chicken Risotto Blog, which is largely the ramblings of my anorexia riddled mind. This blog documents my journey through illness and treatment, beginning as I left a day patient unit in September 2016 and following months of struggling at home. Unfortunately I became more and more unwell and was re-admitted, this time as an inpatient in May 2017.
I hope that this blog shows the difficulties of living with an illness as misunderstood as anorexia.
In April 2018 I was also diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and am learning to live with two mental health conditions.
If you are going through a similar situation please do get in contact, follow my blog and comment on posts. I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions and experiences. Anorexia can be an isolating illness but I believe that by knowing that there are others out there with the same experiences, we can begin to take baby steps towards recovery.
I loved cooking. I loved herbs and spices. Finding a recipe. Tweaking it to my tastes. Buying the ingredients. Baking, frying, boiling, grilling. The kitchen filling with the aromas of spices. Serving myself a steaming hot meal. Full of flavour and nutrition. Sitting, enjoying and savouring every mouthful.
And then I got ill.
I stopped cooking. I ate less. And less. Every day I ate the same food. Day in. Day out. Day in. Day out.
I ended up in an eating disorder unit.
This is my journey back.
Yesterday I was discharged from an eating disorder unit. Today I am cooking chicken risotto.