It’s What You Can’t See that Hurts You

COLLEEN IS MY MCS SISTER & PRAISE GOD SHE HAS A GOOD FRIEND LIKE JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stepping Out with an Agoraphobic

Invisible Illness

This week is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. It runs through September 14th. It was suggested to me that I write about my experiences in dealing with my illnesses, and I will – perhaps at a later date. Instead of looking within myself, I thought I would broaden the scope of my focus and talk about an invisible illness that has hit close to home, and changed how I live my life.

To have a loved one succumb to an illness is one of the most painful things imaginable – and that pain applies to friends, as well as to family. What is even worse is when that illness is new, uncommon, or even invisible. This is what has been happening to my friend, Colleen, who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, a crippling disease that has rendered her disabled.

I must admit that sometimes I don’t feel like…

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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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4 Responses to It’s What You Can’t See that Hurts You

  1. Jackson Tait says:

    Thank you for posting this! I enjoyed how you had life experience that you can share with others to help them. I personally don’t have chronic illness, but I have close friends who do. She actually has written an article on it once. Here it is: http://www.reallifeanswers.org/archived/dealing-positively-with-a-chronic-illness/

    Also. I have a question for you. What can people do comfort there loved ones who have chronic illness?

    • JACK THANK YOU FOR SHARING & COMMENTING ON MY BLOG!!!!
      QUOTE:” Also. I have a question for you. What can people do comfort there loved ones who have chronic illness?”
      I WOULD SAY UNDERSTANDING IS ONE BIG THING— BE AN EAR– WHEN THEY NEED SOME ONE TO LISTEN— & EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT THE CHRONIC ILLNESS– THAT YOUR LOVED ONE HAS!!! AND ASK THE PERSON WITH THE CHRONIC ILLNESS– WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP THEM!!!!
      I TRY TO BE A GOOD LISTENING EAR TO MY OTHER MCS SISTERS— & I TRY LIKE HECK TO EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT MANY CHRONIC ILLNESSES!!! AND TRY TO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR ILLNESS– OR TRY TO MAKE THEM SICKER— AND PRAY FOR THEM—- AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jackson Tait says:

        Wow Sonda! Thank you for your enthusiasm! This is great! Thank you for answering my questions. I can see you have a belief in God. That without a doubt helps overcome Chronic Illness. Sharing beliefs of how Jesus Christ understands where we are coming from makes the worlds difference.

        How has Jesus Christ helped you through these trials?

        Thanks for responding back!

      • FOLLOWING GOD’S WORD– READING GOD’S WORD– MEDITATING ON GOD’S WORD & BELIEVING IN GOD’S WORD!!

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