I have a fear of something cutting my Achilles tendon

by Erica

I am a 14 year old girl and in the past few months, I been more and more scared (TERRIFIED) of getting my achilles tendon cut of or sliced. I don't know why but it keeps me up at night and I can't even sit in a chair without keeping my feet up. I keep imagining this old lady laughing with huge scissors ready to just cut them. It sounds stupid and no one in my family believes me, but I can't stop it! I feel better wearing boots or gauze wrapped around my ankles, anything to slow down a blade. Just thinking about the noise or pain--and then trying to walk. It makes me sick. I have to shave my leg with extreme care and caution to make sure I don't slice the thing! I even have thoughts of cutting it just so cure my phobia. It gives me the chills to think about it though. I don't know what to do, and I can't even let my feet dangle from my bed. I have to constantly sit on my knees. Sometimes I imagine it so vividly that I can feet something trying to cut my tendon. I keep inventing these creatures in my mind AGAINST my will that will do anything to cut my ankle. This weird rat lady appeared in my mind and she has rodent teeth for chewing. This fear of something cutting my Achilles tendon is leading to destruction! I'm starting to trust people less and less. Its even starting to affect my school performance. I have trouble sitting chairs even if they are against a wall.

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