I have had OCD for 14 years. Throughout those 14 years, I’ve been supported, understood and believed by many people in my life. I’ve been shown a great deal of love and patience. I’ve seen effort and kindness, compassion and an incredible amount of care. To those people…thank you….from the bottom of my heart. THANK YOU.
The thing is…I’ve also felt a lot of negative things about my diagnosis.
I’ve felt embarrassed and ashamed.
I’ve felt burdened and scared.
I’ve felt guilty and sad.
I’ve felt overwhelmed, confused, angry and frustrated.
I’ve been dismissed and ignored and even felt betrayed a time or two.
This year I’ve made a commitment to myself and my health.
I will no longer allow myself to be treated negatively over something I have no control over.
I will no longer accept ignorance as an excuse for any lack of understanding about my diagnosis from the…