So here’s something about me, I have OCD (was that obvious?) I have had it for most of my life, my first OCD memories are from when I was 11, but at this point I didn’t know it was OCD, all I knew was that I felt compelled to do things 4 times or my family would die (there were four members in my immediate family at the time).
Over the years my OCD has taken on many forms, I’m now in my thirties and I have very few compulsions, more intrusive thoughts but even those I have pretty much under control.
I also have Ulcerative Colitis which is an autoimmune disease focused on the colon.
It all means that each day is a battle to maintain my mental and physical wellbeing. When I get it right I feel amazing but those days are few and far between at the moment,
most days there’s something going on to make me feel below par whether it’s in my head or body.
This blog which started with my OCD recovery has now become a log of my personal journey to wellness. My intention is for it to be a positive place, with coping strategies, positive stories and ideas. I really hope it can do some good for those fighting daily like me, you’re definitely not alone.