DEC. 19, ’14 JURY DUTY

DEC. 19, ’14    JURY DUTY

YESTERDAY IN THE MAIL I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE CIRCUIT CLERK FROM TANEY COUNTY OF MISSOURI– FOR ME TO FILL OUT AS IT WAS A QUALIFICATION FORM FOR JURY DUTY!!!!!!!!!!!

 I QUALIFY EXCEPT— I CAN’T LEAVE MY MCS SAFE HOME TO SERVE FOR JURY DUTY!!

Sonda’s Health problems:

MCS / Multi Chemical Sensitivity

EI / Environmental Illness

CFIDS / Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

CFS / Chronic Fatigue

FMS / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

EH / Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

We live in a “Safe Home” as chemical & Scent & Fragrance free as possible.
We eat no meat & no sugar & no gluten & no processed foods with chemicals & raise as much of our own veggies & herbs as possible in a container garden & raised beds in our yard. We catch rain water as chemical free as possible to water our veggies .

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is basically a subset of Environmental Illness (EI), which is caused by living in a toxic world. The chemicals that were synthesized after World War II (including, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, cleaning products, detergents, etc.) are mostly “petro-chemicals” (petroleum based) and are quite toxic to humans. There have been virtually no studies done on the majority of these chemicals to see how they affect humans – the industry just placed the chemicals in the environment with the assumption that they are “safe, till proven toxic”, instead of the other way around. One of the biggest offenders is PERFUME and other scented products. Did you know that many of the ingredients in your perfume are the exact same ingredients found in GASOLINE??!! I didn’t either! The scary thing is that the perfume industry is NOT REGULATED at all – they can put any number of chemicals in fragrance without revealing what those chemicals are – or how they affect humans. We humans are all participating in a giant “lab experiment” against our knowledge and against our will, and it’s making some of us VERY sick.
Those of us who are becoming chronically ill from these chemicals are similar to the “canaries in the coal mine”. Coal miners would take a canary into the mines with them to warn them when the air became toxic. They knew that when the canary stopped singing or died, it was time to get out before it affected them as well. We “human canaries” are here to warn the rest of you that, unless you start making changes and avoid as many toxic chemicals as possible, you too may become very sick. Non toxic living is actually much “simpler” and cheaper!
Don’t be fooled, these chemicals are affecting ALL of us in some way or another. Think about the last time you got a headache for no apparent reason. Could it be possible that someone had recently sprayed perfume or pesticides near you without you knowing it? Had you recently used scented laundry detergent or Clorox to clean with? Do you get headaches or feel nauseous from being around people wearing perfume or cologne? Do you feel you need to hold your breath when you go down the detergent aisle at the grocery store? All these things are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong with the air you’re breathing. While an MBA in health care  may help you understand the whys and wherefores of the medical issues it doesn’t take a masters degree to listen to your body and know that things are not right.
It’s like playing “Russian Roulette” – you never know how long your immune system can hold out before breaking down. Some people may never reach the point of “chronic illness” that I did – but most people are being affected, possibly without realizing it. Cancer has increased dramatically since World War II (after all the chemicals came out). Attention Deficit Disorder is on the rise (more and more of our children are being put on toxic, brain-altering drugs like Ritalin when simply cleaning up their environment could solve their problems). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease, Allergies, Asthma, Lupus,

Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis are also increasing. All these illnesses could very well have a chemical connection to their cause or, at the very least, these patients  would benefit from using less-toxic products. Pretty much any “immune system” disorder could be helped by a cleaner environment and by using safer products.
The products we use on our skin are absorbed directly into the bloodstream (the reason why nitroglycerine, nicotine, and hormone patches work). The chemicals we breathe (such as perfumes, formaldehyde, pesticides, etc.) all go straight to our brains and can cause low-level to severe damage – similar to how someone can snort cocaine or glue to get a “high”. Start reading labels – check for petro-chemicals, formaldehyde, and fragrance, and avoid them as much as possible. A clue that an ingredient may be a petro-chemical is the “prop” prefix. A clue that an ingredient releases formaldehyde is “Quaternium”. Be careful about products labeled “fragrance free” or “unscented”. Don’t trust them! Read the label and be sure they don’t list “fragrance” or “masking fragrance”. Don’t put anything on your skin you’d be afraid to eat, because the end result is the same!
Before I got sick, I had no clue that I was slowly being “poisoned” by products that I assumed were “safe” since they were on the market! If this could happen to me – YOU COULD BE NEXT.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) is a
medical condition characterized by debilitating
chemical sensitivities. People who are chemically
sensitive are made sick by exposures to
chemicals found in many common products such
as pesticides, perfumes, tobacco smoke, new
carpets, air “fresheners,” new paint and building
materials, and many cleaning and laundry
products. Most of these chemicals will make
everyone sick at high levels, but for chemically
sensitive people exposures to even small
amounts of these substances can cause
symptoms. Some chemically sensitive people are
only mildly affected while others have the more
severe form of the illness called MCS.
Symptoms experienced by people with MCS
range from mild to life-threatening and include
headache, trouble concentrating, nausea,
diarrhea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain,
dizziness, difficulty breathing, irregular heart
beat, and seizures. MCS symptoms in children
include red cheeks and ears, dark circles under
the eyes, hyperactivity, and behavior or learning
problems. After an exposure, symptoms may
occur immediately or be delayed for up to a few
days. Reactions may last from a few seconds to
weeks or months. People with MCS often react to
a variety of foods, drugs, molds, and pollen as
well as chemicals.
Creating a Healthier Environment
Reducing exposures to chemicals improves the
health of those with MCS. Better air quality also
helps promote the health of everyone. The
following are ways to create a healthier
environment:
· Avoid pesticides, use least toxic integrated
pest management (IPM)
· Avoid newly built or remodeled buildings, or
build with less toxic materials
· Avoid new paint and solvent-based stains and
transparent finishes
· Avoid new carpets
· Avoid gasoline, solvent, dry-cleaning, and tar
fumes
· Avoid tobacco smoke and vehicle exhaust
· Use least toxic, natural, and unscented
cleaning, laundry, and sanitizing products
· Avoid perfume, cologne, and scented
personal care products
· Avoid air “freshener” sprays, incense, and
fragrance-emitting devices
· Use electric utilities or radiant heat
· Open windows, ventilate buildings with clean
fresh air and/or use portable room air filters

NOW I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO SERVE ON A JURY—– BUT– BUT– BUT– BUT— EVEN WITH THE AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT—- THEY CAN’T MAKE THAT COURT HOUSE– OR COURT ROOM OR ALL THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A TRIAL SAFE FOR ME TO BE WITH MY HEALTH PROBLEMS!!!!!!!! AND WE ALL WITH MCS KNOW THAT!!!!!!!

SO I FILLED OUT MY PAPER WORK & I ENCLOSED LOTS OF  INFORMATION ABOUT MCS!!!!!!

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CARD BACK

 

NOW I REALLY WISH— THAT THE COURT HOUSE DIDN’T HAVE TOXIC CHEMICALS— LIKE BEING CLEANED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS– THE BATHROOMS HAVING AIR FRESHENERS– THE HARDWOOD FLOORS WERE NOT CLEANED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS & THERE WAS NO CARPET WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS– THERE WAS NO FURNITURE WITH FIRE  RETARDANT CHEMICALS-  THERE WERE NO PAINT– WITH VOC’S– NO DECORATIONS OR PAINTING WITH VOC’S  & THE LIST COULD GO ON FOREVER BEFORE WE EVEN START  WITH THE PEOPLE– WEARING PERFUME– & AFTERSHAVE & SCENTED DEODORANT- & HAIR SPRAY & HAND LOTION & BODY SPRAY &  WASHED THEIR CLOTHES IN SCENTED LAUNDRY SOAP & DRYER SHEETS– & THIS LIST COULD GO ON FOR DAYS & DAYS & DAYS—-

THEY CAN’T MAKE THE COURT HOUSE SAFE FOR ME TO GO INTO & SERVE ON THE JURY!!!  THEY CAN’T MAKE ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A TRAIL SAFE FOR ME TO BE AROUND!!!!!!!!!!

OH—- HOW ALL OF US WISH THAT WAS POSSIBLE—- THEN WE COULD LEAD SOME FORM OF NORMAL LIVES INSTEAD OF NOT BEING ABLE TO LEAVE OUR MCS SAFE HOMES– AND KNOWING WHEN WE DO LEAVE WE WILL BECOME ILL—THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID THAT!!!!!!!!!

SO——— I SENT INFORMATION ABOUT MCS——- & THAT I LIVE IN AN MCS SAFE HOME—— IS WHY I CAN’T SERVE ON A JURY———

I PRAY THE INFORMATION— WILL EDUCATE SOMEONE— EVEN IF IT IS JUST ONE PERSON ABOUT MCS— & WHAT WE WHO SUFFER FROM MCS HAVE TO DO TO LIVE & TO SURVIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND WHAT IF THAT ONE PERSON THOUGHT BEFORE THEY USED PERFUME & SCENTED PRODUCTS– & USED TOXIC CHEMICALS WHERE THEY WORKED– ETC ETC– ETC— WHAT A HUGE EFFECT THAT WOULD HAVE—

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said,
“It made a difference for that one.”
Loren Eiseley

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person. ”
Buckminster Fuller

WOULD IT NOT BE AWESOME IF EACH OF US WITH MCS– WERE ABLE TO LEAVE OUR MCS SAFE HOMES & BE SAFE—- WOULD IT NOT BE AWESOME IF WE COULD SERVE ON A JURY — & BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOULD IT NOT BE AWESOME FOR JUST ONE DAY– WE DIDN’T LIVE IN FEAR OF EXPOSURE THAT WILL MAKE US VERY -VERY ILL & COULD KILL US!!!!!!!

SO EITHER EDUCATE ABOUT MCS IN YOUR KIND WAYS AS MANY OF YOU DO—– OR IF YOU ARE LIKE ME—– GET OUT THAT UNSCENTED SOAP BOX— JUMP UP ON IT— & YELL ——    🙂

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PARDON ME

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MCS SIGNS TO PRINT OUT OR USE!! | sondasmcschatter

https://sondasmcschatter.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/mcs-signs-to-print-out-or-use/

WHY DO I GET ON MY UNSCENTED SOAP BOX & YELL??????????

BECAUSE I HAVE FOUND BY MY PAST EXPERIENCE– MANY PEOPLE WILL NOT LISTEN OR EVEN KNOW I AM TALKING– UNLESS I GET ON MY UNSCENTED SOAP BOX & YELL——-

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PERSON

FRAGRANCE unlearn it

MED REASONS

BREATHE

PEOPLE KNEW

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PER-FUME

PEOPLE SICK

MCS

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ALSO   MOST OF US WITH MCS LIVE IN AN MCS SAFE HOME– AS FRAGRANCE & TOXIC CHEMICAL FREE AS POSSIBLE— & IF WE ARE SMART— WE DON’T FORGET  THAT WE CAN’T LET OTHERS INTO OUR MCS SAFE HOMES– IF WE WANT TO KEEP ONE PLACE ON EARTH SAFE THAT WE CAN BE SAFE & REBUILD OUR BODIES!!!  (MANY OF US FORGET THIS–FROM TIME TO TIME- & THEN HAVE NO SAFE PLACE ON EARTH AS OUR SAFE HOME HAS BEEN  CONTAMINATED & WE ARE ILL & NO SAFE PLACE LEFT TO REBUILD OUR BODIES)!!

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KNOWLEDGE

OK— WATCH YOUR TOES— I’M GETTING DOWN FROM MY UNSCENTED SOAP BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL I CAN SAY IS——– I WOULD BE THRILLED TO DEATH TO BE ABLE TO SERVE MY JURY DUTY——– BUT THE WORLD WHO THINKS THEY CAN’T LIVE WITH OUT TOXIC FRAGRANCES & USING TOXIC CHEMICALS– HAVE MADE THAT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME– & ME BE ABLE TO LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!!

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CANARY 1

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!!!!

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“We’re given a choice in our lives, to make things better, or worse, or merely endure like sheep. I choose to make things better, as much as I can.”
Mercedes Lackey, Fortune’s Fool

REPEAT———

“We’re given a choice in our lives, to make things better, or worse, or merely endure like sheep. I choose to make things better, as much as I can.”
Mercedes Lackey, Fortune’s Fool

TOXIC

SO ALL OF US CAN HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE & BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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7 Responses to DEC. 19, ’14 JURY DUTY

  1. Sonda, several years ago I had my doctor write a letter permanently excusing me from jury duty because of my disability. I haven’t received a notice since then.

  2. Stephanie says:

    My doc wrote a letter excusing me from jury duty. I think it would be interesting to serve. I could serve if there weren’t people there 😀 . This is a judgmental statement but courthouses are not a good place for me because, even though smoking isn’t allowed there, there is a higher proportion of the population that frequents a courthouse who are smokers. (Did that make sense? – anyway, you know what I’m talking about 🙂 )

  3. Lindie Lee says:

    But please tell me if it truly is an accepted excuse to get out of jury duty. I’m supposed to serve and with MCS I honestly don’t know how I’ll be able to be in a room full of people with perfumes and aftershaves.

    • LINDIE LEE—— I SENT TONS OF INFORMATION ABOUT MCS–BACK WITH MY JURY REQUEST—- & ALSO LINKS TO MY BLOG—– & I WAS EXCUSED!!!!!! I DON’T KNOW HOW ANYONE WITH MCS COULD SERVE ON JURY DUTY—– & NOT HAVE TOTAL MCS BRAIN FOG—– & BECOME VERY VERY VERY ILL!!!!!!!!! IF YOU PRESENT THE CORRECT INFORMATION—– I’M SURE YOU WILL BE EXCUSED!!!!! BLESSINGS—— THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG——— COME BACK ANY TIME–

  4. Reblogged this on sondasmcschatter and commented:

    WELL I WAS SENT INFORMATION — FOR ME TO FILL OUT ABOUT SERVING ON JURY DUTY IN MARION COUNTY OF KANSAS!!!!!!!!! HERE ARE A FEW MORE PEOPLE I GET TO EDUCATE ABOUT MCS——–

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