My OCD Diagnosis Didn’t Mean The End Of My Life

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What up! What up! What up! What up y’all! Wherever you are in this crazy planet of ours, I hope that you have a good morning, good afternoon, good evening or good night. As always, enjoy your Sunday to the fullest and don’t let nothing or nobody fuck it up for you no matter what happens. On a drinking side of things, today marks my twentieth day without alcohol and I feel good.

On an OCD diagnosis and life note! Even though I have suffered from OCD for as far back as I can remember, I have been able to be with my wife for thirty years, helped raise my twenty-eight year old daughter, helped raise my twenty-three year old son, had numerous pets and currently have a five-year old dog, have been working for the last thirty-three years and out of those, have been working for the same employer for the last thirteen years, but most importantly, I have a life.

My point? Only because I was officially diagnosed as suffering from OCD around thirteen years ago, didn’t mean that my life came to a complete stop. I hated it, I felt sorry for myself, I was mad for a while and I asked the million dollar question… Why me? What the diagnosis did for me was, that it helped me understand and explain what was going on inside my brain during all those years of suffering. It helped me understand, that I wasn’t going to be put away. But most importantly, that there was help out there.

I know for a fact, that mental illness sucks. That there are good days, bad days and worst days. But the thing is, that you can’t  let it put you down and or dictate who you are, what you want and what you get out of life. Sometimes it sucks, trust me, sometimes it really does. But you can’t let it get you down. Wanna know why? Because you are better than that and there are people like me, who are rooting for you.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

My Adoptive Mother In The Hospital

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What up! What up! What up! What up y’all! I Just hope that wherever you are in this crazy yet funny planet of ours, you are having a great morning, afternoon, evening or night. Enjoy your Sunday to the fullest and don’t let nobody, absolutely nobody, fuck it up for you, no matter what happens. On a drinking side of things, today I celebrate my thirteenth alcohol free day and my second alcohol free weekend and I feel like Tony the fucking tiger… GRRRRREAT! No hangover or none of that bullshit whatsoever..

On a family note! Last Friday while I was at work, I got a call from my wife and she told me that after her mother got home from a minor surgery earlier in the day, she wasn’t feeling well and so an ambulance had to take her to the emergency room. After work, I passed by to see her, but she was still out of it. I didn’t say anything to my wife, who was by her side, but I really felt a little nervous, since my mother in law has been getting dialysis for a couple of months already. Don’t worry my loyal 1.5 readers, one of my sisters in law is compatible with her and so she will be donating a kidney to her in a couple of months. Right now, I am happy to say, that my mother in law mother is still in the hospital, but she is doing much better. She will stay in the hospital for a couple of days, but as long as she is under the care of professionals, I am OK. One more thing, my wife and her mother know that I love my mother in law, as if she was my own mother and I don’t want nothing bad to happen to her… ever.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Taking Care Of My Adoptive Grandpa

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Wassup! Wassup! Wassup! Wassup my peeps! I know that most of my loyal 1.5 readers need a Sunday, as much as they need a whole in their head. We just have to take a chill pill or our crazy meds, whichever works faster and for longer and deal with Sunday as it happens. I Just hope that wherever you are, you are having a great morning, afternoon, evening or night. As always, enjoy your life to the fullest and don’t let nobody fuck it up for you, no matter what happens.

On a grandparent note! Yesterday I had a really interesting experience with my wife’s grandfather, who is also my Godfather. I took care of him for a couple of hours while he was in the emergency room. You see, it was an interesting experience for me, in the sense that out of all of my grandparents, I only got to meet my maternal grandmother. But I didn’t get to see her much, because she lived back in The Dominican Republic and I grew up in The United States. So I never got to experience what it was like, to care for her, when she was elderly. To say the least, I’m going to say, that when an elderly person wants to use the bathroom, it’s not always clean and or easy, but trust me, it was worth every minute of my time. The truth is, that I got to know, understand and go through that experience with my elderly Godfather, who I’ve always seen as my adoptive grandfather. It was something that I wished I had experience with my own grandparents, but hey… that’s life. Oh one more thing! I call my wife’s family, my adoptive family, because they have always treated me like if I’m one of them. I really appreciate that from them.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!