How My Mirror Saved My Life: My battle with anorexia by Sheri Sacco
Writing my story was healing for me. I knew I had been holding onto my past, maybe feeling some shame, and keeping it pushed deep inside of me. Having the chance to put it on paper allowed me to realize that it wasn’t my fault and there was nothing to feel shameful about. I’m so happy that I no longer feel that I need to hide, which is what shame does to a person.
I want you to know that if you are struggling with anorexia, or any other kind of eating disorder, there is no shame and you are not alone. Know that you are beautiful, inside and out.
I’ve had some great adventures in my life. I have gone skydiving, yes, I jumped out of a perfectly good plane. I feel I can conquer anything life throws at me. I love going for walks and hiking.
I grew up in a tiny seaside community in British Columbia, Canada. I have raised my children, and now enjoy spending time with my three grandchildren. I just love them like crazy. I’m very grateful for my children. They put up with the turmoil I put them through. To my children: I love you to the moon and back.
I would also like to tell you how much I appreciated my doctor; he was always listening to me. I was so nervous going to see him. He never judged me and was so supportive. Do not be afraid to reach out to health professionals. They are there to help.
My friends were there, standing by me. Not all my friends knew about my anorexia, but the ones that did know really stuck with me and supported me in many ways. Don’t be afraid to let others into your life. Many will want to support you.
Also, I would like to thank Julie Fairhurst for allowing me to write my story and allow me to heal by telling my story.
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“Mirrors are just glass and you are more than that.”