January 23, 2013
Photo courtesy of Tara Wyrembelski
The author during a trip to the coast. The caption, from her blog at littleOCDme.blogspot.com: “In this picture I look really happy. I look like I am really enjoying the moment and taking it all in. If I look at this picture now I wish to be back in that very moment as happy as I appear. However, I know the TRUTH. I was happy on some level, but underneath I was stuck in one big horrible OCD ‘episode.’ It was one, like many I have had, that I felt I couldn’t climb out of ... it was suffocating and lonely and scary. And, even though you can’t see it here in this photo, my mind and spirit were in a horrific state. See, you really can’t judge a book by its cover!”
Stories this photo appears in:
Imagine constant fear and panic. Imagine doing the most simple things repeatedly. Imagine life for obsessive-compulsives.
For people like me who have obsessive-compulsive disorder, it’s as if we have two brains.