Hope this post finds you all well. I am basking in the light of a new understanding after watching a television programme I taped last night. This particular programme followed television presenter Kate Thornton as she retraced the route of her own battle with anorexia. I’d taped it in the hope that I would be able to watch it at some point, but I did not expect it to be so watchable that I sat through the whole programme in one sitting. I expected that it would have a harmful effect on me, but thankfully, that was not the case. I am grateful that Channel 5 were willing to tackle the issue in such a sensitive way, and whilst I am not sure that it explains exactly why Kim’s condition deteriorated to the point that it did, I take some comfort from the programme and the understanding with which it has provided me.
Who knows? Maybe now I will be able to think of Kim without immediately using a derogatory phrase. I sincerely hope so. I find myself in an undesirable situation at the moment, trying to cope with it, understand it, and ignore it at the same time is never going to work.
Still, I think I might be on the right track.
Wishing you all the best, as usual,
- Kate Thornton news: TV host on her anorexia hell (thesun.co.uk)