What happened? Last week our youngest child touched a pimple I had scratched earlier on my face a few times. Normal curiosity: “what’s that Daddy?!”. Moments later I notice him touch his bottom lip. “Oh no, what if there was blood on my face? What if it wasn’t completely healed? What if he touched his … Continue reading Recovering from an OCD relapse
HIV, Oral Cancer and Hell Hello again everyone, hope you had a nice Christmas 🎄. It’s been a while and December has actually been a pretty rough time OCD wise. In the month of December I was knocked to the floor twice (literally) due to pure exhaustion of the brain. For some reason when the … Continue reading OCD over Christmas
I had reached a crossroads When I first sought treatment for OCD I suffered with religious scrupulousity. My obsession was the “unpardonable sin” (see here). In simple terms, this is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (which has different interpretations) and in theory could cause someone to suffer eternal damnation depending on a person’s belief about … Continue reading Religious OCD and exposure therapy
Literature review summary: Yes, no, maybe, sometimes. Helpful I know. Instead I will write what I think, from my experience and understanding, what the answer to this question could be. I might be wrong, but since this seems to be an important unanswered question with OCD, I don’t see the harm in speculation. So, can … Continue reading Can OCD be cured?
A life of sleep, but I’m not lazy (honestly) Ever since I was a teen I have always needed more sleep than most. I thought it would be a phase during my teens that I would grow out of, but I never did. I would wake up in the mornings to get to school early … Continue reading The OCD Brain and Needing More Sleep