About the Stockholm Weekend

October 12, 2015

LiliesBought some Lilies today, to cheer up my Monday!

Liz and I headed to Stockholm right after my day in treatment Friday afternoon. It had been a crazy day there with a lot of tough things that had happened, which I will not get into here as of right now. Anyhow, we hopped on the train to Stockholm, checked into our hotel, and headed to my sister in law’s sister. The sister had turned 40 and we were invited to celebrate her, among with other family and friends. It was so much fun with a crazy crowd of interesting people! How I love to talk with new people and I always feel so fortunate to learn more about areas and subjects that I might not know that much about. So cool. It was a great evening and I managed to follow the plans that were made up for food and drink. So far, so good.

We came back to the hotel pretty late in the evening, went to bed, and slept. Saturday morning, I woke up, and my body pretty much shut down. Again, not gonna get into details, but I was not hung over (I wasn’t drunk Friday night and I felt physically ok during Friday evening). But my body pretty much physically collapsed and we were almost questioning whether to call an ambulance or to just figure out other strategies. We made some phone calls, and talked with a nurse who’s a friend of mine, who gave us some good tips. I was not in shape to doing anything more than lie down in bed. It was horrible and I’ve never ever experienced anything like this before.

We had to check out, after Liz had extended the time some, and took a cab out to our friends’ home. They were also the ones we were gonna go to a concert with on Saturday evening. I crashed on their couch and got up close to when it was time to leave for the concert, which was also the reason why we stayed in Stockholm over the night. I thought that the concert was gonna be something good for my soul to experience and just gonna be something positive, especially after the collapse, so I was determined to go and to not cancel another thing in life due to my eating disorder. I made it through the concert and our friends were so kind and drove us to the train station afterwards so we could catch the train back to where we live.

Sunday, was all about relaxing on the couch and trying to get some strength back. My main nurse at the hospital has also told me to not be physically active in any way as of right now, in order to let my body get as much rest as possible.

So the Stockholm weekend, didn’t exactly turn out the way we wanted, but I’m feeling a bit better now, and I have people checking on me at the hospital, so there’s no need to worry right now. It just turned out to be too much to handle, I believe, with the Friday madness at treatment, the dinner and being social Friday night (which was plenty fun, but it sucked out a lot of my energy at the same time), and then being away from home, and the stress that comes with that. Too much for my body to handle.

I wanted to share some pictures from Stockholm (or mainly the concert) with you all, but will do that in another post instead. This turned out to be so long. So, there was an update about my weekend..

Love to you all, my amazing readers and supporters ♥


  • Reply Nicole October 12, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Sorry you had such a crappy Saturday. Take it easy and make sure you’re minding yourself. Well done on making it to the party and the concert. However for next weekend just remember that sometimes less is more. Small plans and outings can be big achievements too. Love you xx

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:45 PM

      Yeah, the concert truly filled up my soul in the most positive and amazing way, but now it’s all about resting – e v e r y day! Hope you and your family are doing ok! Love you <3

  • Reply Vendela October 12, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    usch för lördagsdagen! 🙁 Pepp-puss och kram för bättre tider <3

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:42 PM

      Ja, den var riktig hemskt men nu är det bra mycket bättre i alla fall! Tack! Puss & Kram <3

  • Reply Aura Eadon October 13, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Hang in there Lina, you can make it through the rough patch. Good times ahead. Sending love and positive thoughts to both you and Liz.

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:41 PM

      Thank you so much <3

  • Reply Holly October 13, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Hi Lina, oh goodness, I’m sorry to hear you got so zapped of energy, I find it scary to read about this, so I can’t imagine how it is to go through. Huge huge well done to you for getting out on Saturday evening to your concert still!

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:49 PM

      Thank you!! It was pretty bad, but I’m feeling much better now than I did then, at least. And all I’m doing is resting now.. <3

  • Reply Carissa October 14, 2015 at 3:33 AM

    Wow, that’s so intense, Lina! I’m so glad you were able to make it to the concert in spite of feeling so weak the rest of the day. Get the rest you need and keep taking care of yourself now that you’re back home! 🙂 Sending love and hugs! <3 Carissa

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:49 PM

      I know…it was bad, really bad, but I also just knew that the concert would be something good for me, if I just was able to get there. All I am doing is resting now.Thank you so much and sending some love, and hugs right back at ya’! Hope you’re doing fine <3

  • Reply Liz October 14, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Oh Lina, what a scary and crappy weekend. I am acutely aware that you have put this brave post out into the world and I imagine that in itself was not hard to do. Like (I am sure) your other readers I am glad you have Liz but also you are getting the help you need. ED’s are not fun, easy or simple and this post share a rare insight into the seriousness of the condition.

    I am rooting for you and feel honoured you are sharing your story with us, your journey, process etc. Go kick some ED butt!!

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:48 PM

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for reading my blog!!! It’s hard to put some of my feelings, emotions, and experiences into words and post them out here on the Internet, but I believe, it somewhat helps me a little bit more, and I can hopefully help others to get a better insight of how it is to have an eating disorder as well. Thanks for your peppy comment! <3

  • Reply Liz October 14, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Mixing my metaphors …. I meant not easy or was hard!!!

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:50 PM


  • Reply Gesine October 14, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Dear Lina, I hope you are feeling better and stronger than during the weekend. Sending you my best thoughts. <3

    • Reply Lier October 14, 2015 at 6:47 PM

      Thank you! I’m better than on Saturday, but still have some stuff to work on in order to be back on track even more – but I’m working on it! <3

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