Monday, 20 January 2014

January 20th. It's ok.

It's OK to say, I'm not OK,
That I'm back on the 'happy pills'
That I struggle to get out of bed,
And the smile on the outside doesn't show,
On the inside I feel dead.
It's OK to admit I feel a fake,
That I let people down,
That the things I say,
I don't always feel that way.
It's OK to say it's a struggle,
That I'm fighting the thoughts in my head.
But I'm fighting,
Not giving in,
And that's OK,
I will be OK.
I will continue to win.

A friend said to me recently, Stop pretending everything's OK when it's not." And she is right.
Everything is not OK and it's OK to admit that.
It's really shocking how quickly depression can creep up on you and before you know it, bang you're sucked into the black hole and everything that goes with it.
I was afraid to admit something was wrong for many reasons.  I didn't want to worry my Family or Friends. I felt I was letting people down in the Eating Disorders community, those I was trying to support. I felt a failure in myself as I always said I would never feel this way again.
I have had to put myself first and feel bad for disconnecting from the groups and forums I was involved in....but I need to keep myself safe.  I have hidden any posts from my news feed from Facebook friends which may be weight/diet related as I currently feel unable to cope with seeing these. I have stopped posting on a blogging site as I was expected to comment on fellow bloggers posting, often these were also diet related.

I have no reason to feel the way I do, there are no triggers, no issues...I am confused.
My Doctor said it goes with the territory and I shouldn't beat myself up about it. I'm back on the happy pills and I go back to see her in 3 weeks.
I still advocate recovery from eating disorders, and I do believe I will get through this bit of a blip.
It is OK not to be OK.


  1. Keep strong Jackie - I'm sure you'll come through this temporary blip.

  2. I am unbelievably proud of you x


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