I agree, RBM. One of the biggest factors in my active bulimia recovery is the desire not to do to myself or my family what Terri's bulimia did to herself and her own family. I mean, I'm not blaming her, she obviously needed help that she wasn't recieving, especially since her friends knew about her problem (and her parents are in denial
), but maybe hearing about this will make other people, like I have, stop in their tracks and think about what they're really
doing and what might happen as a result.
My dad was watching Geraldo Live (yeah, Fox News
), and Geraldo dedicated a huge segment of his show to Terri and bulimia. It was really good, but prompted my parents to mention sending me to Renfrew or some such in-patient center. They can't send me away, as I'm an adult and wouldn't consent, of course, and I think I've made very huge steps, at least in the purging department. I need to work on eating enough food, now, before I replace bulimia with something else.