Ruby

I am Ruby. I work in the arts in London, am an avid reader, swimmer, cyclist and writer. I am happy to talk about all and sundry. I have had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder since early childhood, but only discovered this recently, having previously been given anxiety and depression diagnosis. I experience what is called Pure O or Purely Obsessional. My writing is informed but not lead by these experiences.  You can follow me on Instagram: @rubymaddoc and my blog https://rubyreadwrite.com

Ruby’s #MadCovidDiaries

It is dislocating, going from a weekly face to face appointment to doing it over the phone. I find it disconcerting that I cannot see my therapist’s face. I cannot know what she is thinking. I can’t read her.

Ruby’s #MadCovidDiaries 15.4.2020 I thought I would feel worse than I do. Am I a fraud?  Therapy is strange. In January I began a 7 month course of weekly sessions through the NHS. With a more specific focus on OCD and my experience of it. It is dislocating, going from a weekly face to faceContinue reading “It is dislocating, going from a weekly face to face appointment to doing it over the phone. I find it disconcerting that I cannot see my therapist’s face. I cannot know what she is thinking. I can’t read her.”

Two nurses died in our local hospital of COVID. Their names were not in the news. They are not doctors.

Ruby’s #MadCovidDiaries 4.4.2020 My brother is working as a nurse at Renal Unit in a London Hospital. All his patients have COVID-19. Before this we were living together in South London. It could have been terrible, living with your little brother, but it’s brilliant. Yes we might disagree, but nowhere near the scale we didContinue reading “Two nurses died in our local hospital of COVID. Their names were not in the news. They are not doctors.”

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