Friday, July 8, 2011

Fighting back in the shower

I don't normally stay in the shower by myself because I get a thought that someone is going to take me. So I set a goal with my dad and counselor that I would try and just stand in the shower by myself with no one in the room and see how long I could stay in the shower. I tried staying by myself for as long as I could but then STINKER came! I started to fight back and told myself that someone was coming to get me and I would not see anyone again. I started to scare myself really bad and could not do it any longer. Right after I scared myself my mom got home and came into the bathroom. I was grateful for her coming in because I did not want to get out. I was really proud of myself at first but then a big jolt of disappointment hit me. I was so sad that I could not do it any longer, but now I feel really proud of myself, my dad was so proud of me and my mom. I hope that I can try it again and that some of you can work on helping yourselves. I wish all of you good luck and hope you will get better.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fighting back against Stinker

Today I had a meeting with my counselor I set three goals with her. 1. To not pull my hair or pick at my fingers in the car. 2. To try to stay in the shower by myself for as long as I can. 3. To try to stay in the house by myself. Now that I have finished trying to keep my mind off of the thoughts I have to play the same game of stinker. When ever I get a thought like when I am in the car I get a thought that we're going to crash and so I use to have to sing a song and do a hand game. Now I have to tell my self out loud, oh we're going to crash and we're going to get hurt really bad. I tried it last week and it was really hard, but my family has helped me a lot and my mom and dad have helped me the most and I am grateful for my family and all of the support they have given me. I am sorry I have not written as much but it's been really busy. I have started on pills that will help me not pull my hair out and take away all the stress. I have had them for 2 weeks and they have helped me a lot. I hope my blog will help many of you, and that you can be able to have fun with this.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

So sorry that we have not posted for a while. Summer is incredibly busy. My sweet princess is doing well at fighting back at her OCD "Stinker". We are learning so much on this journey and will share more later. We have been referred many books from our psychiatrist and counselor. We are very blessed to have found two specialists that specialize in OCD. Finding a counselor and psychiatrist who specialize in OCD is key. Our counselor told us two weeks ago, that the average person will go through 9 counselors, before finding one who can actually help. To help you locate someone who specializes in your area, please contact the IOCD or We sincerely hope that this blog will help others. Did you know that OCD is the "Doubting Disease"? It fills their minds with doubts about everything and "The Doubting Disease" demands certainty to fight back.

In the words of my daughter, "When OCD hits, it feels like a bolt of lightning". The anxiety becomes so all consuming that it can shut her down for extended periods of time. I am so excited to report that she is winning this battle.

Watch for more to come on a regular basis!!! Good luck to all!