This is 100% on purpose. Every single time there's a holiday or special family event, Anna suffers from a new mystery illness that both precludes her participation in said holiday as well as monopolizes her mother's time and attention. Her story even talks about how she could feel the warning signs but kept exercising anyway. She'll come up with some new stunt right before Thanksgiving so she doesn't have to be around food or family.Yes. I'm a carrier for three bizarre genetic mutations, all of which are supposed to be extremely bad for the lungs. Yet somehow, I manage to exercise without any major problems. Being a carrier for a disease doesn't mean you have the disease. Many people probably carry genetic mutations without realizing it. I think commercial DNA testing is making regular people more aware of what they carry in terms of mutations. The only time I experienced chronic lung issues was when I was exposed to a lot of second hand smoke and dog dander (I'm allergic), and even then I could still manage to exercise most of the time.
Based on what she's written in regards to her exercise regimen, unless she is literally training for the Olympics, she has no business exercising as much as she does. Even most super-healthy athletic people I've known in their 20s wouldn't dream of putting their bodies through as much. Personally, I can only imagine how many hairline stress fractures she must have. I wouldn't be shocked if she already has uterine prolapse.
YES! That slipped my mind. This is definitely "timed right" for Halloween treats and Thanksgiving, isn't it?
It's so much easier and faster for her to become sick on demand with the stoma. From grape juice fasts, laxative purges, exercise purges, intentional bag blowouts onto mom's couch, picking at her stoma enough to force revision surgery, and now forcing an intestinal prolapse, Anna is hardcore dedicated to making sure that her mom's life is absolutely and completely ruined. Instead of ministering to her congregation, she's nursing her spiteful daughter. It seems like the spite levels have gone up to 11 when her mom forced her into that eating disorder program.