While I occasionally use public restrooms, I still mostly avoid them. Today I not only used one, I carried a bag in there with me and hung it on the back of the door. The bag even touched the door handle as it hung there. I did about 6 errands after that point, For about the first 3, I touched the bag gingerly. By the end I just couldn't be bothered. Hooray for ERP!
I'm Ann, a 43 year old woman who has struggled with OCD for the last 17 years. I've been in treatment with some success, but never really put a knock out punch on my compulsions. I started working toward that goal in 2009. Obviously this is a work in progress. This blog chronicles my journey, as well as discussing OCD more generally.