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After your response to someone who has been in a similar situation to you, you need some proper psychological help, some medication and an attitude readjustment.
Yes life is stressful. But f**k ppl have it worse than you. Least you can afford a house, have a roof over your head and get to have a shower. Go and complain to a homeless person and they will whip you back into shape quick smart. You cow!
We had a leak in our bathroom that we didn't pick up until I fell through the wall of the adjoining bedroom. This was also how we found out we had termites as they are attracted to the water. Needed a new bathroom and bedroom and had to get a new kitchen as well as the termites had gone there as well. Thankfully that is as far as they got. Due to structural damage in the ceiling we couldn't live in the house while the ceiling in the affected rooms was fixed. All up it cost us around $60,000.
Long term, personally I find the only real solution to this sort of anxiety is meditation. Meditating a little bit each day is grounding and helps you keep yourself in check. A cd could really help you every night and possibly every morning too... it takes commitment!
I would suggest going on a mental health plan, you get 10 free sessions with all professional and they should be able to help you with ways to handle stress. Good luck. Can also try meditation.
We went thought this with our bathroom. The water leaked inside our walls so we had to completely gut our bathroom and rebuild from top to bottom. We also needed to replace section of adjoining wall in the hallway. The cost was massive. $20k. And we were without our bathroom for 2 months. We set up an outdoor shower. My husband bought it from the camping shop. And we had a hose running from the laundry taps connected to a shower head in our out door shower. We had hot showers every day. We cope. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. But, was so glad to have a functioning bathroom again though!
Check your house insurance. We had the same problem, shower leaked, it rotted the wooden wall struts and the carpet in the neighbouring corridor.
Insurance didnt pay for the fix of the shower, but it did pay for all the repairs to the damage the water caused.
Pays to go through your insurance to see what you are covered for, and if not so you change your cover to be better prepared in future.
We also have a leaky bathroom, well really its a leaky shower. We got the grout guy out to see if they could fix it, and they can. Our quote was for around $650 I think. They don't remove the walls or any of that. But ours isn't that bad yet. They regrout it or something. Maybe you could look into that.
We've been using our bathtub rather than use the shower until we can afford to get it done. My 6'2 husband even uses the bath (and he looks HILARIOUS surrounded by bubbles and the kids bath toys).
That's for our main bathroom. We just redid our ensuite (still not using it yet though as there's a few odd jobs to finish in it), completely gutted it. It cost less than $10K. The book price was about $8K but the cash price (we know and trust the builder) was only $5K.
Maybe you could look into getting a loan to renovate? Or into refinancing your mortgage and squiggling it around so you have the redraw enough to do some reno's. Then either sell it or live there with a fancy new bathroom.