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iloveny001 Sun 22-Sep-13 22:04:46

I gave ocd, have been off work twice for a period of 6 months each. Have now been back at work in health care setting for several years but is difficult as my odd relates to germs and the thought of making others I'll by things I carry. I currently have a system in my bed sit of clean and dirty areas, but if something clean feels dirty am compulsed to wash it or throw it away.
I currently have mice and am freaking out that they have been on dirty areas, like my floor, and then onto clean areas like my bed. Am also worried they have 'contaminated' my work bag. Can't stop these thoughts and definitely don't want to go off sick with an odd melt down again. I feel like I want to throw away every single possession and item of clothing just in case. I am treating the mice problem with traps, and will call my landlord in the morning but even after they've gone will still be worried as to where they have been. Feel so stupid that this is bothering me.

iloveny001 Tue 01-Oct-13 20:32:33

And I have picked up the laundry! I would go into my ocd concern about it but am trying not to see reassurance!

AgentZigzag Tue 01-Oct-13 20:57:03

I got the peppermint thing from here and love the illustrations. The little mice with their suitcases packed when the barn owls move in, one looking back to give them the evils grin grin

iloveny001 Thu 03-Oct-13 22:40:17

Pest control man coming in the morning!

wibblyjelly Fri 04-Oct-13 06:45:50

Are you still house hunting today? Great news about pest control grin

iloveny001 Fri 04-Oct-13 07:46:46

Looking for flats today and tomorrow. Feeling positive and excited.

iloveny001 Sat 05-Oct-13 10:57:57

Just want to say thanks again for all your support, am feeling much better, anxious levels down. That was a massive wobbler last week!

wibblyjelly Sat 05-Oct-13 11:07:53

So relieved you are feeling better, see you tomorrow grin

AgentZigzag Mon 07-Oct-13 19:56:14

How did your flat hunting go?

Glad the anxiety's down to more manageable levels smile

iloveny001 Tue 08-Oct-13 18:17:43

I signed today for a beautiful one bed flat. Closer to friends, which will help, more space and own kitchen and bathroom. Slightly stressed about packing but plan to spend days off dropping things with friends in new town so I can do things to alleviate ocd this end without being stressed by time limits. Am quite excited! Ocd still knocking me in a 'what if it ciomes back way' but will be positive and hopefully change my ways.
Also have an appointment with CBT therapist through work in a few weeks.

wibblyjelly Tue 08-Oct-13 20:44:21

What was brilliant today was I asked if myself and one year old ds could come round and see the new flat, as long as it wouldn't stress I love out too much.
Her response? 'Yes, I want you and loads of people to be in the new flat, so it doesn't go the way of my other flat'. (as she has previously mentioned, none of us family has been in I loves current flat for a very long time)
Proud doesn't even start to explain how I feel grin

AgentZigzag Wed 30-Oct-13 00:44:40

Don't know if you're still around ilove, how did the move go?

iloveny001 Wed 30-Oct-13 22:23:28

Perfect update timing! I'm moving Friday, planning to spend tomorrow night at a mates place. Other residents here have mentioned they think the landlord is breaking into their rooms so don't feel comfortable here at all.' In typical style, the pest man checked traps yesterday, said there was no activity so mice have moved on, but I heard them again last night, but to be honest I don't care anymore!

wibblyjelly Wed 06-Nov-13 11:40:34

Very proud of I love She has even started baking, something she would never have done in her old place. I am annoyed she did it on a day I wasn't there though grin

AgentZigzag Thu 07-Nov-13 17:34:53

Hehe, didn't she save you any wibbly?! Oooh, shame on you ilove grin

cake here y'are.

Glad it's going well, not having to listen out for the little clogs going up and down the stairs must be a relief.

iloveny001 Sun 10-Nov-13 09:55:12

Its too quiet here, not that I'm really complaining. Have been doing stuff on ocd since I moved in. A bottle if shower gel has lasted more than one wash, and I've washed socks for the first time in 8 years, before would wear once and the bin them! Am feeling proud.

wibblyjelly Sun 10-Nov-13 10:52:27

Very proud here as well. How did your first day at work go with coming home, etc. Know you had a plan to help deal withthe ocd, so wondered how it went?

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