A day I will never forget : I hope no one minds... - My Ovacome

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A day I will never forget

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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.


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Congratulations to Rhoslyn ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ and what a lovely family photo xx

Thank you so much. It was a very happy day.

Congratulations to your daughter - uni is hard even when you feel 100% - and glad you got to see it too x

Me too. Thank you so much.

Thatโ€™s incredible! Well done to your daughter for completing her degree, and for sharing her story so that others can learn from her experience and know they can overcome it. A very proud day for you all xxx

Thank you yoshbosh. We are all so very proud of her. She has been through so much and really deserves this success.

Wow what a fabulous day for you all.

Congratulations to your daughter.

She is brave and strong like her mum.

Sharing her story raises awareness.

Great to hear.

Itโ€™s hard to overcome. I have a niece that has also suffered anorexia.

What a proud day for you. X

Yes it's another horrible illness but it does show what determination and positivity can do. I'm so proud of her

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

That makes things more complicated but it is good that she has you looking out for her and that she is able to spend some time with her dad. Poor thing- family break ups can be so difficult.

A beautiful photograph xx

Thank you and we are all looking the same way!!!

What a lovely family photo, you must be very proud and rightly so. Lots of reasons to be around for many more photos and precious moments..............believe it and it will happen!

Thank you so much. I was so grateful to be there with my lovely family who have supported me so well.

What a lovely uplifting story and beautiful picture. Congratulations to your daughter and your family! BTW you look great! I hope you are doing well xx

Thank you Dee. That's very kind xxx

Lovely story - thanks for sharing!

Thank you x

Beautiful family! Best wishes. X

Yes we look quite normal in this picture. You'd never tell how mad we really are! !!!!

Lovely photo.


Thank you x

A really lovely photo. Thank you for sharing your happy day with us. Jo ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

My pleasure. Thank you xx

Beautiful photo ! Congratulations to you all!!

Thank you x


Many congratulations to you all, particularly Rhoslyn. You all look so happy.

We are. Thank you xx

Great photo. You all look really happy and like you are glad to be there together. Well done to your daughter for this achievement and to you for being there to see it.


Thank you Netti It was amazing xxx

What a lovely family photo and congratulations to your daughter!!

Thank you xxx

What a lovely photo. It just goes to show how such difficult and stressful times can be overcome with support and guidance. Good luck to all of you xx

Thank you sticky. Yes we all propped each other up a lot and it worked xx

Lovely photo and congratulations brains and beauty she will go far xx

Thanks xxx


Many congratulations Rhoslyn, wonderful picture. What a star! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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Thank you Lisa xx

That is an amazing achievement. Rhoslyn must be made of good stuff to overcome such hurdles. Extra special congratulations to you all. Ps you all look fabulous. Xx

Thank you so muchxx

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 โ€˜goalsโ€™ 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

You must be so very proud of your daughter. How brave to come forward with her story. She will truly be an inspiration to many young girls.

We hope so. Thank you x

Super achievement for you all; fantastic resilience and commitment from everyone. Wishing you many more years together as a happy, happy, family.


Thank you Leslie x

Autocorrect changed Lesley. Sorry x

Congratulations! What a lovely family photo!xxxDawn!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜€

Thank you Dawn x

Fabulous photograph of a truly proud family. Your daughter has dove really well and a class 1 honours is awesome.

Itโ€™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, itโ€™s a horrible disorder isnโ€™t it? Itโ€™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, Iโ€™m so pleased you were able to see her graduate ๐ŸŽ“.

Congratulations to you all on such a happy occasion โค๏ธXx Jane

Thank you. Yes it's a hideous illness but I'm so glad that your granddaughter is making headway. Yes perfectionism seems to be a common thread amongst ed patients. Sending her and you of course my very best x

What a great family photo and uplifting story.

Thank you x


You must be so proud. Congratulations to Rhoslyn๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚

What a beautiful picture and what a proud moment--on many fronts! Congratulations. oxox

Thank you Max xx

Congrats! you have a beautiful family and incredible strength.

XX Carol

Thank you so much xx

Many congratulations! What a proud day for you, and you look incredible!!

Why thank you. It's amazing what spanx can do!!!!

Congratulations! Lovely photo, what beautiful daughters you have. My eldest daughter has just finished her first year at Swansea Uni doing Cardiac Physiology, she's already had one graduation at Cardiff, not ready to grow up yet obviously :)

Thank you. Yes Swansea has quite a boomerang effect I believe. I keep going back. We all love it there. Good luck to your daughter in her studies too. Her course sounds very interesting x

Fantastic ! What a great achievement for your daughter , but for all of you . You look great , as you all do ; and what a great , laughing Dad !

Yes he's obviously just thought of something funny

He is also surrounded by his lovely daughters and wife! !!!! We keep reminding him of how lucky he is to have us! !!

Sian, what a beautiful photo! You all look stunning & very happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hereโ€™s to many many more happy memories ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚ xoxo

Thanks Linda. It was so lovely. Yes we intend to make many more happy memories xx

A wonderful photo. A joy to see. Thanks for posting it.


Thank you Lizzie xx

These joys are what keeps us going! Congrats to all of you and thank you for sharing.

Thank you too for responding

It means a lot x

Congratulations to your beautiful family!

Thank you Rachel x

Ah what a very special day & photo.. So uplifting to see how you have all come through so much .

Mary x

Thank you Mary x

Wow what an incredible story, how proud you must be

Much love to you

LA xx

Thank you so much Lily-Anne. With everything that you've got going on you still took time to reply to my post. I'm really touched. Sending a big virtual hugs xxxx

well done its nice to have happy stories you all look wonderfulxx

Thank you so much xx

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