Thursday, June 16, 2011

What my days have been like

I thought it might be helpful to tell what my days have been like, I am really scared of going downstairs by myself, I always have to have someone downstairs with me which is hard because my bedroom is downstairs. When I want to be by myself but am to scared to go anywhere I always have to have someone with me, because I get a thought that tells me someones going to take me. I cant be by myself outside because whenever a car passes I get a thought and that's when I would either run away or call for someone to be with me. It gets harder and harder and harder after a while if you don't try to do the opposite of what that thought is telling you to do. I went to my counselor and she told me to do some kind of activity while I am by myself downstairs or outside alone. Some of the things were singing as loud as you could while hopping or jumping or doing jumping jacks. One day I tried doing this when I went downstairs and sang while hopping and it worked! I was so excited and the next week I told my counselor and she was very proud of me! Each day I will try to tell you more of what my days have been like. I have always been afraid of a lot of things and have had a lot of anxiety. I am now learning that life can be different and I don't always have to be afraid.

Monday, June 13, 2011


So, it was a great weekend. I cannot believe how much Mikalyn's quality of life has improved since starting counseling. Her counselor last week told us she cannot believe how quickly Mikalyn is taking control and fighting back on her thoughts. So, for those of you not aware of some of what people with OCD go through, here is a quick intro to Mikey. When Mikey's OCD hits, a thought will enter her brain which is completely illogical. But, for her, the thought is so powerful, that it is her reality. These thoughts are very scary and can be debilitating. It shuts her down to where she cannot function or think reasonably. Mikalyn is trying to fight back with her brain and tell her brain that these are not real. In my next post, I will go into more detail. But for now, she is fighting back and is winning, this is huge for her and will greatly improve her quality of life. GO Mikalyn, we are so proud of you!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

About Me

Hi, my name is Mikalyn and I have OCD,
when I first found out that I had OCD I didn't really understand what it was after a while I got it and started understanding it a lot more. About a week ago my parents went out of town and my grandparents stayed with me, it was really hard for me and I would have to call my parents 4 times a day. It felt like I was alone and no one was there to help me but then when I went to my counselor she helped me out a lot. I did much better the next week and was very proud of myself. Sometimes when I get thoughts it feels like I am by myself and no one can help me but then when I go to my counselor she helps me a lot. The reason me and my mom started this blog was to help other people, because my cousin was the one who helped me with OCD. I am really excited to talk about everything that happens, and I hope I can help a lot of people. Lets Kick OCD out to the curb!!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My daughter's blog

My name is Julie and I have a 12-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with OCD when she was 9 months old. How you ask? Well at that time she was diagnosed with Trichotillomania and Trichophagia. In basic understandable terms, she pulled her hair out and then would eat it. Little did we know what lay ahead for us as parents.

This disorder affects 1 in 50 people. It is a silent attacker and it is curable. Unfortunately, those affected by it usually suffer in silence.

My daughter will post on here from time to time as will I, of our journey as she is now in counseling and we are hoping that this story will help others.