In M


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.