Finding The Right Doctor
I know that when going through an #EatingDisorders and finding
the right professional can be difficult.
I didn’t know that I had a choice to choose a Doctor that
could help me. I really didn’t.
My first admission to hospital, I was desperate I needed help
and I found a Doctor that would admit me to an inpatient program.
Oh, I had so much to learn.
I did everything that I was asked of and yes, I was weight
restored and as I described it my head hadn’t caught up. I was weight restored. so, as some people
thought I should be healed?
So, I was discharged.
So, I just existed for the next year and a half and was
finally admitted to hospital under another Doctor.
Aaagh! once again.
I was discharged and sent home after about 8 weeks.
I wasn’t copping, I needed help and support.
I remember making an appointment with my GP.
I sat in her office and she said okay, I have two Doctors that
I will phone, whoever rings back you will have to go with them.
I remember leaving the Doctors Surgery and walking over to the
local shopping centre.
I remember praying and saying to God, God you know who I need
I pray that Dr …… will phone.
I came back to the Doctors Surgery and waited to be called.
The Doctor finally came into the waiting area and called my
I walked to her office and she said that she had received a
call from Dr………
Praise God it was the Doctor that I had wanted to see.
Can I let you know something-?
Now this Doctor was not taking on any new patients
He had a waitlist for 3 months; his books were closed.
I had an appointment with him the next day at 9.00am.
This was an answer to prayer.
He ended up being the Doctor that I needed.
He was the most amazing, kind and caring Doctor that I had
He spent time listening to my journey, he didn’t judge me, he
saw me as a woman with potential.
He didn’t see me as an #EatingDisorders, he saw me as a woman
with a future.
I am so grateful for him.