Is Eating A Grueling Task For Me? Essay

1248 Words Apr 1st, 2016 null Page
Eating was always a grueling task for me. As a child, I was a very picky eater, plus I would take a long time to eat anything. My parents would always get frustrated because they wanted to clean up, but I was still sitting at the table. I don’t think they ever thought my battle with food would escalate this much,
Junior year was when it all went ballistic. I originally had to go to the doctor to be evaluated for Depression. The first appointment I had the weighed me, did my blood pressure, all the normal things a doctor will do. By the end he told me I had Depression and should start medication then come back in two weeks for a checkup. So that’s what I did. Two weeks later, I came back. My doctor did the regular doctor duties. This time when I was weighed I was 3 pounds lighter. Already being underweight, this was a great concern to him, and he sent me to Briarcrest, an eating disorder clinic that’s part of Hershey Hospital. This terrified me. I didn’t think i had even the slightest bit of a problem. Sure I didn’t eat lunch or breakfast, but it wasn’t that bad. Still, I went for their evaluation.
Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was a picture in the waiting room. There were butterflies all around it and it said,”Flying free to recovery.” I knew right then, this was going to be awful. They called my mom and I back and talked to both of us. They asked me why I was there and I told the I didn’t know. That was the honest truth, When they asked my mom, she explained…

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