Community Support & Outpatient Therapy · Living with anorexia · Treatment

The watched phone never rings

Deep breaths.  Stay calm.   Dialling tone. “Hello, Eating Disorders Service.  How can I help?” Deep breaths.  Stay calm. “Would it be possible to speak to Dr. Nolan please?” More deep breaths.  Still staying calm. “He’s in clinic at the moment, I can get him to call you back.” “Ok, thank you.” The waiting begins.… Continue reading The watched phone never rings

Community Support & Outpatient Therapy · Living with anorexia

Listening through the rain

“So, do you want me to arrange an admission?” I stare blankly out of the window behind the psychiatrist.   I am aware of his eyes watching me closely. Rain patters gently against the glass. My gaze traces the route of a particularly large rain drop, slowly slinking it’s way downwards, back home to the ground.… Continue reading Listening through the rain

Community Support & Outpatient Therapy · Living with anorexia

Just let me sleep!

I hardly have any energy today – not for the usual reasons of starvation and sleep deprivation, but because my psychiatrist prescribed me some anti-psychotic medication earlier this week.  The idea is to reduce my anxiety so that I can get some sleep, and stay well enough to avoid an admission to an inpatient unit.  They… Continue reading Just let me sleep!