Originally posted by Startruth144
Truly inspiring thread! Thanks so much for sharing, op!
I have suffered from agoraphobia, and panic disorder since the age of 18, now in my mid 30's. One of my last real battles was in the summer of 2000.
I spent close to 6 months completely home bound, almost completely bed ridden. I finally was so sick and tired of the terror of dying. I remember
literally forcing myself step by step to go 15 foot out into the backyard on a beautiful summer day and sitting in the sunlight with my dog. For the
next several days I went out everyday and started doing little bits of yard work. I would go inside at night exhausted, dirty, sweaty, and yet, I felt
like a brand new energized human!
Still have some battles here and there, but I have never been as bad off since that summer and the victory that came right in the midst of one of my
This is one of my favorite threads in a long time! Cheers
It's amazing how much better our bodies feel if we are willing to put a little work in. We're amazing marvels of life, and so many of us take it for
granted. It can be hard to listen to our bodies and know what it needs, and with a world filled with instant gratification it's so easy to get lost
and make the wrong decisions. It how ever doesn't take long to do something active, even a walk around the block will do wonders if we keep to it.
I'm happy to hear your dog helped you as well. I've never felt like any other soul understands me better than my dog Brody. She's been there in the
best of times, and she's been there for the worst. She's getting a little depressed because I haven't wanted to go for walks, or throw the ball,
and a big part of the push was for her. I've been throwing her ball and walking her around the block as well. Little bits at a time, can't afford
Thank you all so much for the warm words. I'm fighting my ass off, and I'm well aware if it doesn't hurt, you're going the wrong way.
I will strive on, and try to keep this thread up to date as I progress. Thank you all again.