Hi everyone I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I was diagnosed with anorexia at the start of this year and have been striving, with the help of CBT to build a healthier relationship with food. Weight gain has been scary but accepting however, 10 weeks ago I broke my heel bone and since then I have put on over 20lbs due to the lack of exercise.
Before breaking my heel, I was at a healthy BMI of 19 and despite being incredibly aware of eating well (I haven't been comfort eating/binging) its due to the lack of exercise as I still can't put any weight on my foot, that has caused me to gain so much weight.
As a runner and eager walker, I am now learning that it could be months/years until I can do these things to the same extent before my break and the overwhelming fear of more weight gain is becoming unbearable.
On top of this, I suffer from depression and with a major broken bone, gaining weight and ultimately triggering severe anorexic traits, I have plunged into a deep dark place.
I currently live at home with my family and my dad who consistently reminds me that I'm gaining weight/am fat, have ruined my summer (my future) from my break and smirked when I told him I sometimes want to die. He makes me feel worthless and I feel rejected in my own home.
For the last couple of weeks I have been thinking of emitting myself to a mental health ward at my local hospital for care and support and I just wanted some advice on whether you guys think that it might be a good idea...