This is a hard thing to talk about, but in this day and age is it ok for people to ask one another if they are pregnant unless they know 100% they already are?
Recently I went back to work and my normal life activities when I stepped down in treatment. Just because I am able to step down in treatment, does not mean my struggles stop there with ED. If anything they ramped up because I was not around constant eyes and support… I was so nervous to get back in my old routine. I knew I had the best support system, but it didn’t matter the pressure was on. My body was/still is and will continue to be changing and morphing for a lot longer. This is from my body getting used to me feeding it, bloating, cramping, stomach issues in general, fluid shifting etc.
When I went back to work and life I expected an adjustment, but not to this extent… I was asked by many different people in stores, at work, and other places if I was pregnant… PEOPLE EVEN TOUCHED MY BELLY!!! I hardly knew what to say? I wanted to yell “GET AWAY IM NOT PREGNANT I HAVE AN EFFING EATING DISORDER!!!” I obviously didn’t do that… This was such a challenge I would just cry and try and overcome. I knew why some people asked, probably because of bloating, but because I had been gone for so long… It just really still hurt my feelings… ya know?
Huffington Post Story- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brittany-policastro-/im-not-pregnant-its-just-_b_6489466.html