Ok, so I have had IBS for 13 years now and have battled emetophobia for as long as I can remember culminating in anxiety and panic attacks. As a result of this I have spent most of my life avoiding things that trigger either of these conditions and therefore feel I have missed out on lots of experiences. 3 and a half years ago I met my partner and we talked lots about travelling the world, something I have always dreamed of doing but the IBS and emetophobia have stopped me. Well, no more! We leave on our year long round the world adventure in 1 week!! I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried - truth be told I'm terrified!! The last week or so I have been feeling sick almost every day and my IBS is very unsettled. I'm trying very hard to stay positive and be brave but more than a few times I have wondered if this was such a good idea!
I guess the reason for writing this blog is to get some reassurance. I want so much to grasp this amazing opportunity with both hands and enjoy every second but I keep coming back to the 'what if's' which are setting off my anxiety.
Thanks for reading and wish me luck! x