Description This book tells the true story of a long and hard battle that the author (Jessica) had with anorexia. It journeys through thick and thin as she tries to recover with the help from CAMHS, and tells the ups and downs she had with suffering from this disease. Being told over 3 times that she would be hospitalized or even die she still didn't do anything to stop this from happening. Anorexia had such a strong grip over her and wouldn't allow her to go to sleep until it was happy that she'd done enough exercise. As she kept loosing weight anorexia was making her believe more and more of its lies and less of what her family were saying to her. After her life was put on standstill she did everything she could to fight this. Anorexia had taken over her life and she had a long way ahead of her to recovery but with the love and support she received it was possible. She was made to eat 2500 calories and was told to rest all day everyday. No exercise and no control. She had to put on weight or she would go to hospital. As she started putting on weight she got depressed and started self harming. She was prescribed with antidepressants and was finally on the road to recovery. A life with anorexia, my experience includes messages and emails to and from family members that show support and love and show how much the author was struggling. This heartbreaking loving story tells a powerful true story about the struggle the author had with anorexia and what the affects are with having this illness. By sharing this story the reader can see what it's like to be controlled by this horrible illness, what can be done to prevent others getting ill and shows that there is hope for people who are out there suffering. About the Author Jessica Mason is 18 years old. She was born in 1992 and was close to dying as soon as her life started. She was born at 26 weeks. Jessica now lives in Burgess Hill with her mum, twin sister and stepdad. Jessica doesn't see her dad anymore but is still in contact with him. He was very controlling as she grew up and didn't like her not doing what he wanted. He made Jessica feel guilty about the things she didn't do that he wanted her to do and blackmailed her into doing the things he wanted. Jessica wrote the book "A life with Anorexia, My experience" because she wanted her story to be heard so it could help out other anorexic's and to show others what Anorexia can do to people. Jessica is now working as a Nursery Practitioner at a local children's day Nursery. She got the job in 2009 and trained towards a NVQ level 2. Jessica is still controlled in some ways by her anorexia but is not classified as "ill". She was discharged from the mental health unit CAMHS in 2010 after nearly 2 whole years of going and receiving help. She was diagnosed with Anorexia back in 2008 but feels she was showing signs of anorexia way before this year. She used to count calories in her head and enjoyed doing exercise until one day something changed. Anorexia had a grip over her and told her what she should and shouldn't be doing and punished her for disobeying what it said. She lost loads of weight and suddenly had an intense fear of gaining weight and eating. She did everything she could to get out of eating . All the secrecy lead her and her mum having arguments nearly every night and left Jessica feeling very depressed and suicidal . Once Jessica was prescribed with anti depressants in 2009 her life turned around and she started to get better.
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