Look, I get it. ED has created many, many, many, many, many (have I said many) problems and issues in my life. But he has not created everything. And what is most frustrating is that often people use my disorder as a scapegoat.
If I have a stomach ache – it’s because of ED.
If I’m in a bad mood – it’s because of ED.
If I’m frustrated – it’s because of ED.
If I lash out – it’s because of ED.
If I cry – it’s because of ED.
No…no…no. I am a human living a life and there is still a part of me, Lisa that exists without ED. I have kids, family, friends a job and other things that play into my daily thoughts, feelings and emotions. Things make me happy, experiences make me scared, people lie which angers me. Just like you, I go though ups and downs that contribute to who I am. Do not always assume it’s ED. It’s life. Me living life. Please don’t think “Well, she’s upset today, must be dealing with her disorder.” Maybe someone pissed me off. Maybe I had a tough day at work. Or maybe I’m just tired.
I’m still human. Just like you.