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OCD: My Journey

It's been almost 5 years since I was diagnosed with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It's been a long, difficult journey.

Looking at my life now, compared to the places I have been in before, so much has changed. 

There was a time when I couldn't leave my bedroom without using anti-bacterial wipes over every surface and door handle, every item I wanted to take out of my room with me, and showering. I spent hours and hours of my days carrying out rituals. Then, when I was too tired to carry out these rituals any more, I just curled up into my bed and refused to face the world. I cut myself off from my friends, and I worried my family. I remember telling my parents to put me in an institution so that I could start from scratch. I wanted to bin all of my belongings so that I had less to clean.

Using the toilet was such an ordeal for me that I wouldn't drink for days, until my urine was 100% blood. My skin bled from how much I washed it. I would hold a pen and moving my …

Swansea Bay 10k

Hello 💖.

It's been a while since I've posted.. yet again! 

A life update: This year I will be running the Swansea Bay 10k with my boyfriend in aid of Spinal Research and Brain Tumour Research!

https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/caitlingriffiths/2019-admiral-swansea-bay-10k.aspx

"This year, I’ve entered myself and Giordano into the Swansea Bay 10k.
I have never run a 10k in my life.. nor did I ever think I would. My dad used to run the 10k every year when I was younger.
As you may know, this time last year my dad had a very serious accident. He fell into a culvert and broke his neck and back in 5 places. He had water on his lungs when he was found, and a very nasty head injury. Luckily, with the support of the staff at Rookwood Hospital he is now on the road to a wonderful recovery. I’ll be raising money for Spinal Research, Rookwood Hospital and Brain Tumour Research. Brain Tumour Research is also a cause very close to my heart after we lost my amazing Auntie Barbara in 2012."
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