Content warning: This post contains mentions of mental health struggles and may be triggering for some readers.
The big bastard of a tumour in my arm is back with a vengeance. I have been so humbled by the amount of love and support I have received. And there is a message I want to share while going through this roller coaster…
What a lot of people out there don’t know is that over the summer of 2013, I began to lose my mind.
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Before this I was seemingly on top of the world. Cruised through uni, amazing partner and family, healthy and fit, had landed the dream job. But major depression and anxiety in the form of obsessive compulsive disorder horrifically debilitated me for no obvious reason and my whole life changed. What unfolded in the years to come was countless psychiatrist and psychology appointments, month-long hospital stays, a lot of trial and error to find the right medications and treatment, and a huge effort from everyone involved to get me living again.