Birthday Rambles

25.02.2018

Today is my birthday, and that makes me 23 years old! I think this is an age that I would quite like to stay at for longer than a year.

I got quite a few presents, mainly clothes and cat-themed items (no surprise there, right?) and I absolutely love them all. My dad bought me these flowers, they’re beautiful, although I don’t know how long they will last before Lily knocks them over!

She has already had a good sniff of them!

Yesterday morning, the website beatingeatingdisorders.com shared one of my blog posts from a few months ago called ‘An argument with my eating disorder.’

I wrote it when I was feeling overwhelmed by my own thoughts and writing it all down made me feel a bit lighter.

I knew the post was going to be shared because they asked for my permission back in December. However, I still felt a bit vulnerable when they shared it because all of a sudden a lot of people were reading it!

I’ve had a read through some of the comments and I did get a bit teary, it really seems to have struck a chord with some people and I feel happy that it has helped a little bit.

Re-reading the post and going through how I used to talk to myself was hard. I can’t believe I used to deal with those thoughts day in, day out without completely losing my mind. But it does show me how far I’ve come and I have a lot to be proud of.

In other news, this week has been a difficult week for an unexpected reason. One of my cats, Tom, has been ill and I’ve been at the vets most days this week trying to get a diagnosis.

He has had multiple blood tests, a stool sample and an ultrasound scan but we’re still not sure what’s causing the problem. There were times when I expected the worst and I found it extremely difficult to work through.

He’s back home for the time being though and he’s getting lots of cuddles! I just hope we can get a solid diagnosis soon so we can start some treatment.

That’s about it for this blog post, sorry it’s a bit jumpy!

-Holly

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