GOLD FISH OUT OF WATER—

GOLD FISH OUT OF WATER– IS JUST WANT I FEEL LIKE— RIGHT NOW–

CAN’T GET AIR– IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE—

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BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN IN A VERY BLACK HOLE WITH MCS— ONCE LIKE A HELL HOLE THAT LASTED FOR MONTHS— I REALLY NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LIVE THROUGH—

AND I HAVE HAD SEVERAL OTHER DARK TIMES— THAT I WAS SICK &– TRIED DIFFERENT– EVEN ALL NATURAL HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS– & THEY SET OFF REALLY BAD REACTIONS IN MY BODY & I HAD NO CONTROL—-

THEN WHAT DO YOU DO??????????????

RIGHT NOW– I HAVE ABOUT 20 THINGS GOING ON IN MY BODY– THAT DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MCS— BUT DO BECAUSE MY BODY IS EFFECTED WITH MCS!!!!

WHAT DO YOU DO— HOW MUCH DO YOU DO— WHAT IF YOU DO THE WRONG THINGS—- BEEN THERE — DONE THAT—

A PERSON WITH MCS– IS ON A TIGHT ROPE EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIFE— TRYING TO AVOID THE TOXIC CHEMICALS EVERY ONE ELSE USES— THAT CAN MAKE US SOOOO SICK— WE WISH WE COULD DIE—- BEEN THERE—– DONE THAT– BOUGHT THAT T-SHIRT MORE THEN ONCE— SO WHAT DO YOU TRY— WHAT DO YOU DO—- I DON’T TAKE CHEMICAL DRUGS– & I TRY TO DO EVERYTHING NATURALLY— BUT YOU STILL CAN GET REACTIONS!!!

THEN YOU HAVE A LUMP IN YOUR BREAST—-  TOO SICK TO GO HAVE TESTS  NOW — & SCARED TO DEATH IF YOU DO GO THEY WON’T BE MCS SAFE EITHER WHERE YOU GO HAVE THE TESTS!!!

THEN YOU HAVE WHEEZING & RATTLING — IN YOUR CHEST— TO WHERE YOU COUGH– COUGH– COUGH ALL THE TIME– & FIGHT FOR AIR— SO YOU SIT UP TO SLEEP & FEEL BLESSED YOU ARE ABLE TO GET SOME SLEEP– AS YOU HAVE BEEN IN A DARK HOLE BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE– WHEN THAT –WAS NOT POSSIBLE— TO SLEEP OR REST—

I HAVE LIVED SITTING UP IN A CHAIR  FOR MONTHS BEFORE IN MY LIFE & WAS DAMNED GLAD TO BE ABLE TO LIVE THROUGH ALL I WAS GOING THROUGH AT THE TIME!!  BUT I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT POINT AGAIN—-

AND RIGHT NOW– I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER MY KIDNEYS OR BLADDER NOW— CAN’T TELL WHEN I EVEN NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!!  NOW THAT IS A REAL JOY!!!! 🙂

FOOD IS TOOOOO STRONG—- RIGHT NOW—-IT IS LIKE WITH MCS– WHEN LIGHTS ARE TOOOOOO BRIGHT– SOUNDS ARE TOOOO LOUD– & YOU CAN’T STAND TO LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING TOUCH YOU– BECAUSE IT HURTS SOOO BAD!!!

I HAVE TO FORCE MY SELF TO EAT– & KEEP IT DOWN—

PANIC ATTACKS– BUT PRAISE GOD JUST MILD ONES—- I HAVE HAD KILLER ONES BEFORE!!!!!! WHEN THE  TOXIC CHEMICALS EFFECTED MY NERVOUS SYSTEM!!! I DON’T EVER WHAT TO GO THERE AGAIN!!!!!

TOUCH IS HEAVY NOW— TO MY BODY—- I HAVE NOT WASHED MY HAIR IN DAYS– AS I KNEW I COULD NOT USE ANY PRODUCTS ON MY HAIR– OR HAVE THE WATER HIT MY HEAD—- TOO PAINFUL—-& THAT CLOSED IN FEELING!!!

THE HOUSE SEEMS TO BE CLOSING IN— SO I HAVE TRIED GOING OUTSIDE & THE NEIGHBOR WAS USING DRY SHEETS– –  & ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS BURNING WOOD— WHICH WE ARE NO LONGER BURNING WOOD—– EVEN WITH ALL THE AIR PURIFIERS– THAT DOESN’T WORK ANY MORE—-

SO FOR THOSE WHO I HAVE READ YOUR E-MAILS– & YOU KEEP SAYING —WHY HAVE YOU NOT ANSWERED MY E-MAILS—–I HAVE NOT FELT LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AGAIN THANKS YOU FOR THE PRAYERS—- I STILL FEEL LIKE A GOLD FISH WHO FLIPPED OUT OF HIS BOWL OF WATER—-& CAN’T GET AIR—

I AM SOOOOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO FEELING BETTER—- & PRAY I DON’T USE ANYTHING THAT I HAVE A BAD REACTION TO—- AS RIGHT NOW— I DON’T NEED A BAD REACTION TO SOMETHING—-

THANKS AGAIN— FOR YOUR PRAYERS—

AND A BIG THANK YOU TO GARY— HE HAS LIVED THROUGH ENOUGH BAD EXPERIENCES WITH ME— & HAVING MCS— & REALLY THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE— HE IS BECOMING SO MUCH MORE HELPFUL & SUPPORTIVE ALSO!!!

My blackest hole with MCS–

I have been asked to write about my worst experience with MCS– I’m not sure I can go there– because maybe I don’t want to be judged– I sure as hell don’t want to be mocked– BUT– I prayed about this & God assured me I need to share this– as I didn’t go through it to not learn compassion & learn to give HOPE– to everyone who has any form of MCS– so here it comes dead straight from my heart–

Several years ago Gary & I had an INN SITTING BUSINESS– what is that– well we had owned lodging– & knew you could not find anyone to take over your business so you could escape– so we started an Inn sitting business where we would go in & take over– & the owners could walk out & leave their business with us & for what ever reason– for a few days or a few weeks– well — we went to Cripple Creek Colo to an Inn– & they had new carpet– new drapes– new bedspreads– new paint– the biggest toxic chemical mess in the world– & enough formaldehyde in that place to embalm a small city!! Needless to say I didn’t last long– & Gary loaded me up in the car & drove like hell all the way back to our home in Kansas– I thought I would get better– but I didn’t– the chemicals affected my nervous system –OK– I could not breathe– my throat was almost totally swollen shut-my eyes were almost totally swollen shut– brain fog– rash my skin looked like I had a birth mark over all of it– as I was bleeding under my skin– I was swollen up like a big toad– ALL MCS symptoms- you have ever read about– BUT– for the very first time– the chemicals affected my total nervous system– I could not sit– lay down– wear clothes– have anything touch me-could not take a shower– wash my hair– and I could not keep anything inside of me– I could not eat– all I did was drink water– then the PANIC ATTACKS STARTED– the worst I have ever experienced in my life– it was like riding a bucking horse — a terrible mad violent bucking horse– you thought this horse will finally get tired & stop this– but if the attacks stopped it was only for that damned horse to get it’s breath & go again– & I could not breathe it was like I could see my self as a gold-fish who had jumped out of the fish bowl & could no longer breathe without water– & riding a bucking horse at the same time– All who know me well- know I’m very independent & bullheaded & if I make up my mind to do something –I very well can damned do it–BUT– now- I was not in control of any action of my body & I was lost– me who is always in control– could not control these panic attacks!! And I had all other MCS symptoms you have ever read about & heart pumping– etc- etc etc– & I can’t keep anything in my system– I can’t lay down– I can’t rest– I can’t sleep–I can’t eat–

I had a health professional say– we have got to get her to the hospital– so we went– & they had NO PROTOCOL for anyone with MCS– they took samples of me– & then as I heard some one in the next room say– she is going to die– I said to Gary get me out of here– & he did — from the tests we found my body was feeding on it’s self– & I had water toxicity– from only drinking water-as it was all I could keep inside of me- also still having panic attacks sooooo bad– I really wanted to die– this had gone on for many- many -many days now– & I prayed that night for God to please -please– take me–or get me to some real help– And it must not have been my time to go– as God sent me to Dr Ed McKenzie in Holton, Ks. it was a real struggle to get clothes on– & sit in a car & close the door– & ride from our home in Cottonwood Falls, Ks. to Holton, Ks.– Doc Ed was a friendly face– I don’t remember any thing he said to me– EXCEPT– when he took my hand & looked me in the eyes & said– You are going to get better— OH MY GOSH— HOPE– HOPE -HOPE- the first time anyone had given me HOPE!! I got my mind around that– HOPE– those damned panic attacks– I can ride them– I can make it!!!! Doc sent home Standard Process Complete with us & said– mix this & at first just try a tablespoon full & see if you can keep it in you– so every hour or so I took a tablespoon of natural healthy Standard Process Complete– & it finally stayed in me–I lived in our rocking chair for weeks– & weeks– when I wasn’t pacing the floor & riding out those damned panic attacks!!! I finally got in my mind– go ahead & buck & I’ll spur ya– now give me all ya got & lets get it over with– & I would ride that wave of panic attacks!! I finally saw HOPE in Gary’s eyes when I could keep something inside of me– & I could talk in some form of a sentence by placing more then 2 words together– & could dress myself– when he said– we need to go to see Dr Ed today– I think we went every other day maybe every day– for weeks– then months–

I remember some time– Gary had an old people stool in our shower– & asked if I wanted to try getting clean– some point– I remember being able to let water hit my skin with out it feeling like a million hot coals burning me–& sitting off more panic attacks– I remember some time I was even able to put my head in the kitchen sink & let water hit my head– no shampoo– could not take any thing but water on my head same as no soap or chemicals when I took a shower–

I remember when I finally tried to eat a cracker this was after weeks & weeks -& weeks- & only a crumb & it tasted so bad– as I had not had any other nourishment in me except Standard Process Complete for maybe several months!!

We removed every single scented thing from our home at that time– we took out every single chemical– I sprayed Vinegar in the house in a spray bottle to neutralize any other smells– I did that in the car to be able to go to the doctor’s office–

And I journaled to keep my mind– I wrote notebook– after notebook– as I could still not put together a complete sentence– in talking!! I would write– rock in that rocking chair– & pace & ride out those damned panic attacks– & write Gary notes as I still could not put the words together to come out to make sense in talking!!

Gary for the first time in our married life had to take care of me instead of me always taking care of him–& he had to take on responsibility he had never ever done in our marriage before– & I could see he was scared to death most of the time– & I could not talk or have enough strength in me at that time to give him any HOPE as it took all the HOPE I had to just make it minute by minute in my own life!!

I was soooooo sick for sooooooo long– it is now a blur– it is a dark hole– that I won’t let myself get sucked into ever again in my life– I will never ever let myself be exposed to all those chemicals– I will always keep a “safe home” & I’ll fight for my chemical free “safe home”– as it is all I have to protect myself– it is my only safe place in this world– And I won’t let people in my safe home ever again that have chemicals on them–

When Gary & I travel we travel in our RV our safe home on wheels!!

I have kept all those journals I wrote for weeks & months– but I have never ever gone back to reread them– WAY TOOOOOOO DARK OF A PLACE— Praise God I can’t even remember it all!!

When people say– what makes you think you are an expert on MCS to help other people–

WELL I HAVE LIVED WITH MCS IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER FOR OVER 50 YEARS-

AND I HAVE BEEN IN A HELL HOLE– FROM MCS– THAT I NEVER EVER WANT ANYONE ELSE TO BE IN– – & IF SOMEONE HAD NOT HAVE GIVEN ME “HOPE”– I WOULD NOT BE HERE!!! I remember the first day I was able to laugh again–

(There are tears are hitting my key board as it write this)– all I can say is IF I HAD NOT KNOWN JESUS CHRIST AS MY LORD & SAVIOR — I COULD NOT HAVE MADE IT!!!

( Thank you JESUS- & Thank you Dr. Ed McKenzie – & Thank you Ed Pope for letting God use you- to lead me -to Jesus Christ as my Lord & Savior & thank you Gary Bruce for loving me & being my best half .) I love ya all!!!

It is still very hard when people have NO FRICK’EN CLUE WHAT MCS IS– or how it can try to control our life– & how many people continue to use all the toxic chemicals & fragrances that are killing ALL OF US!!!!!!!!!!!!

LATER GATORS!!!!!!!!

 

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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13 Responses to GOLD FISH OUT OF WATER—

  1. DISLIKE! DISLIKE! DISLIKE! I AM TYPING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I KNOW IT IS EASIER FOR YOU TO READ. I HAVE BEEN SICK LATELY BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH ALTHOUGH AS YOU SAID, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, BOUGHT THE T-SHIRT, AND REALLY DON’T WANT ANOTHER ONE. KEEPING YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

  2. Reblogged this on allergictolifemybattle and commented:
    You all know Sonda from sondasmcschatter. Sonda is a great supporter of me and all those who have or are suffering from MCS or other chronic illness. Right now Sonda is struggling with a multitude of health issues. Please keep her in your thoughts as she battles to regain some health and well being.

  3. MCS Gal says:

    I wish I could help you. Take care.

  4. I GUESS I’LL FOLLOW KATHRYN’S LEAD AND DO THE ALL CAPS THING TOO, BUT I FEEL LIKE I’M SHOUTING…;) I WANTED TO SAY THAT I UNDERSTAND THE MISERY THAT YOU’VE LIVED. I’VE BEEN IN THE STATE YOU DESCRIBED, HARDLY SLEEPING, BURNING ALL OVER, ROCKING AND WRITING BECAUSE THAT’S ALL I COULD DO. YOU’RE RIGHT, PRAYER IS THE BEST YOU CAN DO AT A TIME LIKE THAT. IF YOU’D LIKE TO READ MY STORY IT’S HERE: http://gguzman38.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/my-epic-story-of-survival-the-early-years-2/ AND HERE: http://gguzman38.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/chemical-madness-part-1/ I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU GET SOME RELIEF SOON!

  5. princessandthepea1 says:

    SENDING OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM CANADA! ITS A HERCULEAN BATTLE WE WAGE!
    IN MY 17th YEAR – IT’S EXHAUSTING. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR CANDOR AND SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCE, MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE LESS FREAKISH AND ALONE! HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER VERY SOON!

  6. Sending you a virtual hug.

  7. rachelmeeks says:

    KEEPING YOU IN MY THOUGHTS SWEET FRIEND

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