CDO Is Like OCD Only With The Letters In The Right Order Archive

Books

Posted June 13, 2009 By kmarrs

I have a pile of books from the library I’m been slowly working on. And I refuse to return any unread so I keep renewing them. I mean, this has been my project all spring. It was a serious mountain. And just as it started to be gone, I went back and checked out another mountain. Seriously though, I love to read.

My goal was to get through the pile by the time I started school. On the 29th. Of this month. With a good dozen books left. Not happening unless I read a book a day. Which I have done, let me assure you. But that’s usually at the expense of sleep and kinda my family. And Pat hates when I do that. He was pissed off when I discovered Twilight and read all 4 in 4 days. I got a combined 12 hours of sleep during that. But I couldn’t put them down.

And I’m like that with a good book. I can’t put them down.

The problem is, not all of the books I grabbed have been good books. Some of them I struggle to want to pick up. Logically I’d move on to the next book.

Logically. Let’s examine that word.

log⋅i⋅cal

–adjective

1.according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
2.reasoning in accordance with the principles of logic, as a person or the mind: logical thinking.
3.reasonable; to be expected: War was the logical consequence of such threats.
4.of or pertaining to logic.

log⋅ic

–noun

1.the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.
2.a particular method of reasoning or argumentation: We were unable to follow his logic.
3.the system or principles of reasoning applicable to any branch of knowledge or study.
4.reason or sound judgment, as in utterances or actions: There wasn’t much logic in her move.
5.convincing forcefulness; inexorable truth or persuasiveness: the irresistible logic of the facts.
6.Computers.

Does any bit of that sound like me?

Btw, I’ve never started a book I haven’t finished. I’m not changing that now.

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Today Did Not Go As Planned

Posted June 8, 2009 By kmarrs

The plan for the day was to sleep in, shower, dress, make-up, leave the house at noon, be at park by half past noon, and then play the afternoon away. My mom was going to meet us there after church with the boys, since they spent Saturday night with her.

15 minutes before we leave for said park I realize I’ve missed a work related call. I call the store to find out lab associate X has pink eye and will not be in.

SHIT.PISS.FUCK.FINE

I grab a work shirt, don’t bother with the rest of my uniform and in I go. To find the place dead. Bored out of my skull dead. I grin and bear it till about 2:30 but as soon as it’s obvious the after church rush wasn’t happening, I leave with best wishes to the sales floor.

I get home at about 3 with the brilliant idea that we’d hit the grocery store, use what’s left of our food stamps on a picnic, grab the boys from mom’s and hit the park as planned, just later.

And most of that worked just fine. The slight problem with that plan was that this is graduation weekend. The park was PACKED. We were able to find a quiet picnic table to eat our food. And that went rather well. Thomas and Pat tried and did not like sushi. Luke mangled a sandwich and ate chips as cutely as possible. But the playground? Yeah, not happening. So we packed it back up and came home.

I guess the good news is that the point of our standing Sunday park day if for the boys, specially Luke who is cooped up all day every day, to get some fresh air. Which is exactly what they did all day at mom’s house.

So I guess it wasn’t a total bust.

It just didn’t go as planned.

I did get to assert my authority today and demand a doctor’s note from lab employee X. The story just seemed fishy, mostly because that will be the second time in like 3 months that he’s had pink eye. I’m suppose to get that note Wednesday. And you know, since it is proven true, I’m really cool. I mean he can’t work with it and it’s my job to fill in. I just want to be sure it’s known last minute not sure if your ass is covered call offs isn’t cool with me. But if you honestly can’t work, you honestly can’t work.

Hell, I called off one Sunday because Pat and Luke were sick and I knew Pat needed a sick day. But I made sure my shift was covered before I actually called off.

That was the day I was taken to the hospital, come to think of it. I was mostly pissed because…

Do you want me to get into this?

See Pat was sick so I gave him a break. However, Pat wasn’t apparently as sick as I thought so he made plans with Jesse leaving me home alone with the boys. That was the final straw in my breakdown and it led to a temper tantrum which lead to repressed anger coming out which led to rage which led to me freaking out that I wanted to be hospitalized but I didn’t think it was possible because of the logistics of affording the time off to work.

Pat called Jesse. Jesse agreed to cover our bills with his emergency fund, and I was carted off to the hospital.

And the last straw ended up being something so completely stupid. But the fact that it could get me THAT worked up…. I needed the break the hospital offered.

It’s amazing how many days don’t go as planned. Logistically I should just stop making plans and go with the flow. But I think I’d combust if I had to do that. I’m the type of person that thrives on a schedule. I have to know what will happen and when. So going with the flow and taking it one minute at a time just doesn’t work. And changing the schedule at the last minute throws me all out of sync. I don’t like change anyway but if you are changing one of the essential core ingredients to my existence, aka my schedule… I just don’t know what to do with myself.

I think my need for a schedule comes from my inability to be bored. And I think that is based on what Bella said. I already posted it but I’m going to look it up and re-post it.

“The main characteristic of BPD is that it’s defined by impulsivity. Everything in you life is a reaction to stimulus.”

I think one of my biggest fears and setbacks is not having stimulus to react to. Which is why my day has such set planning. I need to know when I’m doing what, what I’m doing next, when I’m going home, everything. I need to have the next stimulus planned before the current one is up.

Example whenever I’m done with this post, I’m going to the bathroom and then I’m going to take my meds and eat something because I forgot to take my meds at dinner because I was at the park and then I’m going to sit down and finish the one book I’m on and start the next. I even know which book I’m reading next.

And no, I really can’t handle anyone changing that plan.

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This Just In…

Posted May 22, 2009 By kmarrs

Our obsessions and compulsions start because we want to stop the anxiety.

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This Just in…

Posted April 22, 2009 By kmarrs

You know it’s a good day at work when the phrase, “Hey Karen, we need your OCD over here!” gets said more than once.

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Other Personality Disorders

Posted April 16, 2009 By kmarrs

Any of these can go hand in hand with BPD

Paranoid Personality Disorder – individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening.
Schizoid Personality Disorder – individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder – individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.

Antisocial Personality Disorder – individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.

Borderline Personality Disorder – individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness.

Histrionic Personality Disorder – individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder – individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships.

Avoidant Personality Disorder – individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism

Dependent Personality Disorder – individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder – individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.

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Personality Disorder Test

Posted April 13, 2009 By kmarrs
Personality Disorder Test Results

Paranoid |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Schizoid |||||||||||| 42%
Schizotypal |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Antisocial |||||||||||| 46%
Borderline |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Histrionic |||||||||||||||||| 78%
Narcissistic || 10%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 46%
Dependent |||||||||||||||| 62%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||||||| 70%

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