Agoraphobia Agony

Now, I’m not agoraphobic.   Thank God!   It’s nice to know there’s at least ONE disease I don’t have!   I have 99 problems, but that ain’t one of ’em.

But, I can and do sympathize, and empathize with how hard it must be for someone who suffers from that.   Or another serious medical condition.

Even with as simple as my medical needs are, sometimes it’

Since I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, I always have my water bottle at my finger tips.   The other day, I forgot it, and I almost had a full blown panic attack!    Water is essential to maintaining my health.    (And yours too!)

my hand holding purple water bottle

There’s those giant man hands again!

(Note the purple initial Tervis, thanks Sweet Friend!!)


But, then of course that leads to the inevitable consequence, the constant need for potty breaks.   And that leads to the need for a tall potty, so I don’t hurt my knees.  

handicapped potty chair

Ooohh, love the handles!!


And a handicapped stall, so my fat butt doesn’t get stuck.   Seriously, it’s a concern.    One time, the stall door was literally so small, I could not go in.    Nightmare, anyone???  (BTW, I never went back to that restaurant.)   AND, my PTTPLSD  (Post-Traumatic-Toilet-Paper-Lessness-Stress Disorder)- What if they’re OUT????   {shudder}    Oh, the horror!!

So, some days, it’s just not worth all that hassle.

Not to mention, having to TAKE a SHOWER, and, FIND clean clothes!   OY VEY!   (Both of which require intensive amounts of positive self-talk to work up the umph to actually do.)

Found the perfect meme for this!

fat cat on bed trying to gather energy

Me- every day


So, if you’re ever in the neighborhood, and wonder why no one sees me for days at a time, I’ll be chained to the water fountain by my hands, and the other end will be chained to you-know-where.

27 thoughts on “Agoraphobia Agony

  1. OMG, you are hilarious! I’m so glad you commented on my post over at Mostly Blogging, because I really need your blog in my life. Finally, someone who understands that PTTPLSD is A THING, and also knows that some days, pants are just not worth the effort. So nice to “meet” you!

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    • Thank you Dizzy! You must be a long lost twin!! No one else outside our family will ever admit to having it!
      Oh yeah, pants are soooo over rated!!
      So glad we “discovered” each other!
      (BTW, since you said I’m hilarious, now I can tell you, I love you!)


  2. You crack me up Melinda! I do know what you mean about the worry of the toilet situation. I had both knees replaced with 10 days of each other. Then about 2 months later went to Mexico with my hubby and his company. We went on a tour and while out I had to use the restroom. While I’m 5’10” and I swear they made the stalls for people 4’0″. I did get down, but my knees were into the door! To this day I don’t know how I got up…I love your posts and sense of humor my friend; keep it up, we need you!!!

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    • Both knees?? 2 months later you traveled?? You are 1 brave, strong woman!! I’m 5’10” too!
      God bless you!! The angels must have picked you up ! You understand then!
      Thank you for the compliments sweetie. I was gonna say sweet friend, but that name’s already taken!


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