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That never happened. It wasn’t a bad dream. It was a living nightmare. 39 Chapter 9 Struggling, Desperate And The Invisible Sorrow On my first morning, the curtains were ripped back and I was exposed to the bright, early morning sun. I opened my eyes to see a woman I had never laid eyes on before in my life. She introduced herself as Alicia. I was taken to the toilet in the wheelchair, where I managed five minutes of vigorous exercise, stopping only when Alicia starting banging on the door with her fists and telling me to hurry up.

My grandparents’ visit passed incredibly quickly, and before I knew it, they were ushered out and gone. And as my grandparents went out of my door, to my utter dismay, my next meal came in through it. 43 Chapter 10 Routines, Rules, Regulations And Deception I was given a care plan on my first day on the ward, which I had to follow until my situation improved, and it was changed to suit my needs. On it was a seemingly endless list of what I was or wasn’t allowed to do; how long I had to eat my meals; how long I was allowed in the shower, etc.

I felt so bad for putting her and Dad through such hell, despite not knowing exactly what I’d done wrong (the voice insisted everything I was doing to lose weight was OK). My brothers and sister didn’t think much about me going into hospital. They imagined I was only going to be there for a few days, and that I would be home again soon. So they never really said anything when Mum told them. I have since found out that they were very scared for me, and were certain I would die. 1kg) I was immediately put on to bed rest.

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