i happened to hear about this on radio 4.
has anyone got any advice/ similar stories about going abroad?
basically most of my extended family live abroad and i have not visited them for 15 years because i can only empty my bowels if i am alone in the building. so after a couple of days at someone's house i get head aches and irritable and am desperate to get them out of the house so i can 'go'. i am not able to stay in hotels in case the chamber maid pops into my room when i'm 'busy'. i would love to see my ageing grandfather before he dies. can you see any way round the problem? i stayed in a self-catering villa once where the cleaners only came once a week but that was with my mum. my mum and i are estranged now and guess what, i have a travel phobia! i've never booked a hotel room before.
basically, the answer to my problems would be for me to marry a fellow poophobic person on this site then we could travel the world together and if he needed thge toilet i would distract everyone's attention/ get them out of the building while he went and vice versa.