I've been dealing with Agoraphobia now for a couple of years. And when it first struck, I was basically homebound for a couple months.
And I've just been gradually trying and trying to do a bit more. (I remember my first "outing" was a car-ride to the town dump, lol).
I gradually worked my way up to shopping, in small stores, and then big ones, and then malls. I worked on eating in restaurants, starting with eating a sandwich at the corner store, up to fast-food, and recently in actual sit-down restaurants.
And today, for the first time in years, I got a haircut! Yes I really and truly did! And I did not have a panic attack! And now I have a cool new hair-do! Literally!! (2 braids, each 28-inches long, to donate to charity!!)
And I went to the eyeglass place and picked out some new eyeglass frames! I haven't had an exam in years, and I'm a little nervous about it. But I found a place that will do walk-in exams, and there's hardly ever anyone there.
I'm hoping that getting an eye exam will be a good start. I haven't been to a doctor or dentist in many years. But I'm going to work up to it. Yes I will!!
I've also been trying to work on going to church. (I haven't been to mass in years.) But I know a shrine up north that has outdoor masses, so I thought that might be a good way to start.
I can do it!! I can do it!!! WE can do it!!!!