Life Goes On Essay

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Life Goes On!

I was brought to the hospital by the ambulance. Very thin and exhausted on all levels. I looked like if someone had sucked out all the life out of me. My cheeks were sunk in, my skin was very pail and I had the look of death on my face. I must have been relieved to be where I was. This last six months were about to shape my next 10 years. It was very much the turning point of my life. All I owned was the clothes I was in. A pair of blue jeans, a white t-shirt and a leather jacket. To be fair on myself I wasn't aware of a lot that was happening. Hallucinations were happening a lot. There was no regular sleep, a lot of vomiting and starvation diets, everything was random with ...view middle of the document...

My new world was a lot of mixed emotions. I was in a room which seemed to me, more like prison cell. The door had a tiny window that looked into another door. A courtyard with high walls, a few plants here and there. There were doctors roaming the halls 24/7. And a nurse came in to change my ivy and check my pulse every hour.

After a while I was moved to a more moderate and comfortable room. You could work out where you were in relation to the rest of the hospital and world. So good to have a regular routine in my world again. Hot showers, plenty of food to eat and best of all HBO. I still took some medication, but I was getting better. I was on the road to recovery. I slept most of the time, I guess I was making up for lost time. There were some activities during the day; I remember painting and exercise classes. Sitting in groups and talking about our problems. Mine was depression and bulimia. I don’t know what caused me to become bulimic and depressed all the time. As far as I knew I had everything I ever wanted, I was happy. I guess I was wrong, there was something missing in my life...

Talking to the other patients my perceptions of hospitals changed. It didn’t actually change but it gave me a way to rebuild my life. Routine, activity, food, the care of my friends and family. It made me realize what was truly important. I remember one afternoon this little boy was playing with blocks in the...

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