Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood by Julie Gregory

) Munchausen by Proxy – in other words, the author would fall ill from none other than the hands of her mother. She lived her whole childhood this way, being transported from one doctor to the next with multiple unnecessary medical procedures forced upon her.
Due to this abuse, she couldn’t succeed in school or socially; her life became centered around pleasing the endless needs of her mother. Other abuse also follows the little toxic pills her mother gives her. Not until Gregory is an adult, sitting in a college psychology class does she realize there was a name for what her mom was doing to her. From there, she is able to start on the process of healing. At the end of the book she manages to intercede on the behalf of other children under her mother’s care.
This is unexpectedly, beautifully written. A lot of the descriptions flow almost like poetry.

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  1. Paul says:

    I loved it. I remember how in recovery she surrounded herself and her bed with books, acting as a psychological dam.

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