Fear of getting sick
Man, I am posting all over this healthboard lately. Well, lets cut to the chase, I am sooooo afraid of getting the stomach bug, I hate throwing up! I work in a daycare, imagine that and it is a daily struggle. I wash my hands ALL the time, not just before I eat or prepare food for the little ones, or if they feel dirty; but ALL the time. If I touch the handle of the mop, I have to wash my hands, etc. If a child hugs me I can practically feel all the nasty germs crawling all over me. How mean, huh? Basically all this because I do not want to get the stomach bug that is going around. I dont want it, because I hate throwing up and I dont want to give it to my bf who, lets just put it this way, is not a quiet thrower-upper. Ugggg! I hate this! When I come home from work I tear off my clothes and immediately wash them. I then have to disinfect my cell phone (I am afraid the pink will wear off, does that happen?), my glasses, my purse, pretty much anything I touched during the day. Today I really freaked because after taking off my shoes (those cute little ballet shoes, without socks), I found my feet were pretty sweaty and sticky (imagine that) and I am now petrified that puke has somehow made its way into my shoe, and that it is now all over my floor!
I know I have OCD, it would be obvious to an alien, so I guess all I would like is for people who share in my fear to help make me feel not so alone.