Life Hurts Paperback
A Doctor's Personal Journey Through Anorexia
by Dr Elizabeth McNaught;
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A Bird's Eye View from Eden
Life Hurts tells Lizzie's inspiring journey of her battle with anorexia, reflecting on it from her perspective
as a doctor.
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"She's not going anywhere. Her heart is struggling. She's not stable enough to move"
Lizzie couldn't believe it. She had just gone to the hospital for a quick check-up and now they told her she could die.
The doctors had diagnosed Anorexia and that she must regain weight. Her life closed in around her, but all she wanted was to avoid food. Anyone who lives with an eating disorder fights their own thoughts, their own anxieties, their own self, every second of every minute of every day.
For Lizzie this was her reality from the age of 14. However through professional help, the support of her loving family and her faith, she somehow found the hope and strength to overcome.
Life Hurts tells Lizzie's story, reflecting on it from her perspective as a doctor. Her vision is to inspire and encourage others to see that, although eating disorders can be devastating, there is hope for all of us.
Life Hurts by Dr Elizabeth McNaught was published by Malcolm Down Publishing in March 2017 and is our 1409th best seller. The ISBN for Life Hurts is 9781910786659.
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Chapter One: I Couldn't Believe It - A Letter to Myself in Hospital
Chapter Two: Sticks and Stones - A Letter to Myself as an Eleven Year Old Girl
Chapter Three: So Quickly - A Letter to Myself After the Family Row
Chapter Four: Conflict and Trust - A Letter to Myself After Confirmation
Chapter Five: What's the Answer? - A Letter to Myself After I Took Control
Chapter Six: PEGs and Pressure - A Letter to Myself After Discharge
Chapter Seven: Transforming Disease - A Letter to Myself After Telling My Story Publicly
Chapter Eight: Institutional Stigma - A Letter to Myself After Being Told I Should Leave
Chapter Nine: Recovery?
Appendix 1: A Father's Perspective
Appendix 2: A Mother's Perspective
Appendix 3: Family Impact
Appendix 4: Finding Help
Appendix 5: Letter to Someone Going to See the Doctor
Appendix 6: Signs and Symptoms
Details for Life Hurts
|Page last updated||24th July 2017|
|Author / Artist||Dr Elizabeth McNaught|
|Publisher||Malcolm Down Publishing (March 2017)|
|Number of Pages||136|