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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!

"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."