One woman refused to bathe for 20 years fearing that she will remain stuck in bathtub and die.
Linda Pearson, now aged 62, struggled with this phobia for a good part of her life. It all started after she gave birth to her two children. Pearson began gaining weight fast, reaching over 370 pounds. Fearing that her weight wouldn’t allow her to get out of the tub, she refused to bathe.
That all changed one day when she saw a TV commercial that encouraged overweight people to appeal to gastric bypass surgery. The medical procedure helped Linda lose more than half her body weight.