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General Discussion / Re: OCD video
« Last post by paulm on November 13, 2017, 09:47:14 PM »
Hello Buddy Mack. Thx for sharing. Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Re: OCD video
« Last post by Peace on November 13, 2017, 07:15:54 AM »
That was excellent, Buddy Mack, thank you for sharing.

Jeff Szymanski has been mentioned in the treatment program I'm attending a few times. I liked how he made reference to how disturbing it is for those of us with true OCD to hear people say "I have some OCD, or I used to have some OCD, I like my towels a certain way." Everything he talked about are things I'm learning in treatment, so he's very much a legitimate OCD resource.

Hope you're doing well.


General Discussion / OCD video
« Last post by Stenacron man on November 11, 2017, 01:38:14 PM »
General Discussion / Re: sponser you
« Last post by Dragonfly on October 20, 2017, 11:39:04 AM »
Okay Paul. Sounds good.
General Discussion / Re: sponser you
« Last post by paulm on October 20, 2017, 04:38:18 AM »
Hello Dragonfly. Thx for wanting to sponsor me and for letting me know of the problem. I will investigate and get back to you shortly. Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / sponser you
« Last post by Dragonfly on October 18, 2017, 08:54:54 PM »
Hi Paul,
I would like to sponser you for the fundraiser. I receive the email. When I click on sponser me it comes up page cannot be displayed. I don't know what is going wrong.
General Discussion / Re: I've Found OCD Treatment
« Last post by paulm on October 13, 2017, 01:40:04 AM »
Hello Peace. Good for you in finding a treatment. I know that you have looking for a long time.  Often the toughest and hardest thing about getting well is finding treatment in the first place. The second toughest is trying to follow through with it through all of our moods. Good Luck with it. Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Re: I've Found OCD Treatment
« Last post by Peace on October 12, 2017, 05:39:53 AM »
Will do, Buddy.

2 hours of assisted ERP in the morning, 2 hours of self-directed ERP in the afternoon, 2 hours of CBT and group discussion about our progress the remainder of the day.  :)

First day a success in that I was able to have lunch and dinner in the public cafeteria without the aid of lorazepam or any other coping method (sunglasses, iPod to drown out sounds),  and after dinner and a bit of alone time in my room I went to a public area to read some of the literature and do some homework. :)
General Discussion / Re: I've Found OCD Treatment
« Last post by Stenacron man on October 10, 2017, 10:44:11 AM »
great to know Peace keep me up to date

Buddy Mack.
General Discussion / I've Found OCD Treatment
« Last post by Peace on October 10, 2017, 04:47:51 AM »
Hello everyone  :)

You've all heard me talk about the lack of treatment for OCD. Well, I found treatment I can access!!   :D :D

This is where perseverance pays off. I may become dejected at times and think "why bother?", but a day or two later I'm back in the ring fighting. I emailed somewhere that had treatment, but online said I didn't qualify for due to boundaries, fully expecting the usual "we have nothing for you, try this place." Instead I got a reply about a residential OCD treatment program with a link to a partially completed website. I'm assuming the program is new since no once else I had spoken with were aware of it, and since the website wasn't complete. A short time later I received another email saying the website is complete.

I rushed the paperwork through, with the help of my psychiatrist, and within a month of my email being replied to I'm being accepted to treatment. The duration is 4 to 16 weeks, dependent on certain factors determined during treatment. Since it all happened so quickly I don't know if I'll be home weekends, and I don't know if I'll have online access.

I'll share the details of the treatment program upon my return, knowing how hard treatment is to find. This program is available to all Ontario residents.

Thanks so much for listening to me, offering me excellent advice, and just in general being here for me for many years. You're all wonderful!


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