(04-05-2013, 12:58 AM)zonk Wrote:
People who do not have phobias never understand those who do. I can use my machine, but I panic if there is something directly in front of my eyes. I also panic at small enclosed spaces - if something needs to be done in the crawl space under my house I have to hire someone. No way could I go down there.
I also can't take extreme heights. There is a bridge that is two miles long over the Columbia river and it reaches 250 feet in height for a long distance over empty space. I cannot drive over it. I have to get someone else to drive the car over that bridge. And even then I curl up with my eyes closed and whimper every inch of the way. Believe it or not there is a service at each end of the bridge where you can hire someone to drive you over the bridge. I am not the only one who can't handle it.
If you don't have panic attacks I am very happy for you. But please y'all out there, panics cannot be gotten over just by trying harder or by increasing motivation. I want to encourage Dusty to keep trying, but I commiserate and understand if it can't be.