I hope no one minds me posting this link but I am amazingly proud of my Daughter Rhoslyn who graduated this week with first class honours. She has battled anorexia nervosa for a number of years and was in an eating disorders unit when I was diagnosed in 2016. She came out of hospital and accompanied me to all of my weekly chemo sessions and then returned to uni last year. I was so pleased to be there for her graduation. It was awesome.
A day I will never forget : I hope no one minds... - My Ovacome
What a lovely name, and well done to Rhoslyn and you too. Obviously you both have immense strength to overcome your illnesses. My niece is 15 and suffering at the moment, she is a high achiever but seems to keep punishing herself. Her parents are separated and she is a middle child. But your post gives me hope she will come around too. Congratulations and hope ye celebrated
I'm so pleased that this has given hope to you. It is possible to get to recovery. Most of the people I met at units when Rhoslyn was so ill were high achieving perfectionists. A real curse this perfectionism. Please share this story with your niece if you think it might help but otherwise keep telling her how special she is xx
Thank you I try to connect with her as much as possible but she is in France and her parents are separated and I feel her Mum doesn't want her to have connections with her fathers family. I try, she is very mixed up she was at a camp but came away and is now on holidays with my brother and one of her sisters my youngest niece. I will keep trying as much as possible
What an amazing daughter and how emotional and proud you mustt and should have been! Congratulations all round ! I also have a daughter ( blonde hair but similar in looks!) and she graduated last year - it was one of my ‘goals’ to see and it was even more special on the day because of everything we went through- so I really relate to this post. And it looks like your daughter has a twin too?! Huge congrats - she sounds a strong special daughter indeed x
She is amazing. I couldn't have got through my chemo half as well without her at my side. She read me stories from magazines in funny voices. She kept the nurses and me in stitches. How strange that your daughter looks so similar and also graduated recently. Yes it was one of the things I really wanted to do when I was diagnosed - to see her graduate and it was amazing. Thank you for your reply xx
Fabulous photograph of a truly proud family. Your daughter has dove really well and a class 1 honours is awesome.
It’s lovely to see you all looking so well and happy. Long may that continue. My youngest granddaughter is currently having her own battle with food but has help and is making some headway too, she is a bit of a perfectionist , quite intelligent and likes to have control, it’s a horrible disorder isn’t it? It’s makes no sense at all but it is something lots of people suffer with. Your daughter has done so very well to deal with it, help you so much during your chemo and also complete her fabulous degree, I’m so pleased you were able to see her graduate 🎓.
Congratulations to you all on such a happy occasion ❤️Xx Jane
You must be so proud. Congratulations to Rhoslyn🍾🍾🍾🥂🥂🥂