I CAN TOTALLY UNDERSTAND & RELATE TO THIS– AS AN OLD COSMETOLOGIST— I PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE ALL THE HEALTH PROBLEMS I HAVE WITH MCS— IF I HAD CHOSEN A DIFFERENT LINE OF WORK!!!!
Kelly owns and operates the Hairitage Hair Salon in my hometown of Fulton, NY. I asked to interview her for Invisible Illness Awareness Week for two reasons: she suffered from an Invisible Illness (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and two of her clients that she knows of have MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).
Here are Kelly’s words as told to me:
I was a hair stylist for twelve years before I became sick. It took a year before I was diagnosed. I went though all sorts of tests for a skin disorder and later a cough. The diagnosis of cancer was scary. It came during the time I was pregnant with my second child. My oncologist was finally able to tell me that the skin disorder is a side of effect of Hodgkins. My dermatologist needed to be educated about this.
After I became sick, I knew I had to change the chemicals I…
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