Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Recovery- Alumni Corner

K, a Castlewood alumnus in treatment two years ago shares her success story. Recovery is the hardest, but best thing I will ever do.  It is going to be part of me the rest of my life. Recovery has brought me more happiness than I ever knew existed. I have formed so many lifelong relationships and have made existing relationships so much better.  I have found the love of my life and am getting ready to begin a new chapter in my life with him. I could not be more excited and without recovery this could not have been possible.  Recovery is not something I could have done on my own. I have such an amazing support system from my therapist to my family to my friends. I was the one who had to make the change, but without the support of these people it would not have been possible.  I am so much stronger than I ever thought I could be.  Knowing where I was just four years ago, it amazes me how much my life has changed for the better. I questioned if life was worth living, now I thank God for everyday I have and try to live life to the fullest. Not everyday is easy for me. I still have to fight to be where I am. Knowing all I have now with recovery makes me fight even harder. I never want to go back to where I was. I know it is my choice now to stay in recovery and I will do whatever it takes.  Life isn’t always easy, but unfortunately that’s life. You have the good and the bad and the good makes it all worth it.  Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Do whatever it takes to recover. Reach out for support and have hope. Pray to God for guidance.  Have compassion for yourself and love yourself. Be strong and courageous. These are things I still practice everyday, but now I know its all possible and love has been the key to my success.

1 Comment

  • Polly says:

    I loved reading K’s story, thank you for sharing it here. I had bulimia for 20 years and have been recovered since 2005. I found that what helped me take my first steps towards recovery was someone sharing their story during a group OA meeting many years ago. I love reading and sharing success stories. Please feel free to visit my site to read more successful recovery stories, too.

    With love and light,