Losing Words

MCS and Allergies: Learning to Live Differently

I’ve been following Allergic to life and MCS gal, and today they are asking what is your canary. Without a doubt, my voice is my canary. It’s my warning that I need to run away from where ever I am.

Last fall, I was so ill, I could no longer smell when I was in danger (oh, those nasty formaldehyde products!). The ENT told me to let my voice be my guide. If it was going, I was in trouble. Because really, the voice is just the beginning to the reaction: drainage, coughing, breathing issues, swelling eyes, black eyes, pain in my legs (new this summer–a not so thrilling development), and neurological issues.

My words get lost. It usually doesn’t happen when I’m writing–thank god, I believe there is a separate brain vault for writing and speaking. But when I’m talking, it can happen in mid-sentence. I, of course, try…

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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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