Hello and welcome to my blog, the 31st May 2018 saw the release of my new book ‘Hope with OCD’.
The book is aimed at carers of OCD sufferers to provide a non biased guide to the different therapies available, as well as giving an insight into the many guises of OCD and most of all giving HOPE.
I really hope this book finds its way to the families and people that need hope with OCD. You can buy a copy on my website here.
Below is a poem that my daughter Samantha wrote which opens the book:
An Unwanted Intruder
by Samantha Crilly
I lay there asleep, in peace on my bed
Avoiding waking to confront the demon in my head
Losing myself in my beautiful dreams
Feeling free, well, for what it seems
I wake and feel the constraint around me
Face to face with the monster that found me
Reeling out a list of rules I should follow
Each with a meaning that seems so hollow
But as I do one, it makes me do more
If I ever missed one, it would yell as it saw
I obeyed every rule, scared of upsetting it
It knew it could own me, and I was letting it
Drained and tired from doing what it desired
I was its own personal slave it had hired
So consumed in the rituals I had to do
I was losing everything else that was true
My freedom was jailed
Prisoned in a hell I hailed
Watching my loved ones fall apart beside me
It was time I set light to the fire inside me
This presence was my enemy, not my friend
And was a relationship I needed to end
I burnt my bridges and cut my ties
I ripped it apart and said my Goodbyes
I have the freedom now to live my life and be free
But over my shoulder, it’s always watching me
Its shadow lingers in a distance
And whispers to me in its persistence
But I stand strong, you will stay a ghost, and I will walk past your existence.
The image used in this blog post is from a wonderful review of ‘Hope with OCD’ from a wonderful lady which is available to read here.