OCD Awareness Week, Day 2

I realised it marks a year since I made this account. An account I made to share experiences and connect with others who can relate. I feel defeated in so many ways with, I guess call them illnesses i’m dealing with, but a part of me keeps nudging me. It’s pushing me to realise my [...]

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Thankful

I’m so thankful for immunosuppressants, I honestly don’t know what I’d do without them. Although they come high risk and those bloody blood tests that first need doing weekly are a pain, it’s been worth it. For me I was struggling so bad that that cons of immunosuppressants were and are worth the risk. I’ve [...]

Fake it till you make it?

When you want to and try to be present in life but just want hide under the covers. When you want to achieve so much but have limitations. Those things I long to achieve may not happen but they also might but the timeline is unpredictable. That’s frustrating to me, but it’s life. I have [...]

Coming Up For Air – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My day to day struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder are hard enough, but during this time of year, the christmas period I struggle a lot more. I always associate christmas with high anxiety in the sense that one of my obsessions is with safety and then in turn the compulsion of checking. I feel it [...]

Let’s Be Honest….

Okay let's be honest, life isn't waiting for me. Life doesn't wait for us because we have an illness, life continues to zoom by without thought. The one thing that has struck me the most is that work does not wait, you'd think there would be an element of empathy or genuine concern.  I've been [...]

OCD – Intrusive Thoughts

Oil Paint 🎨 OCD  When you suppress your thoughts because your mind is ugly You blame yourself for everything Everything bad You tell yourself you are a terrible person With sick thoughts Realising the ins and outs of OCD Doesn't necessarily make it better Yes, now you know that these thoughts are not representative of [...]

Only some will Understand the effects of OCD

Struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been an arduous journey. It had kept me confined, distraught and wrecked havoc on my life. Amongst the many battles we face struggling with mental health, one of the issues that surround OCD is that many people do not believe it is real and treat is a joke and [...]