JUNE 25, ’15 50TH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION!!

JUNE 25, ’15  50TH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION!!

WHO EVER DREAMED I WOULD LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SAY-— THIS WEEK END IS MY 50TH CLASS REUNION FROM CCCHS CHASE COUNTY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL IN COTTONWOOD FALLS, KANSAS!!!!!!!!!      🙂

AM I GOING TO GO?????   OH— HOW I WISH!!!!!!!!

WOULDN’T THAT BE FUN!!!!  I WOULD LOVE TO GO—- BUT WE LIVE IN BRANSON, MO . A SEVERAL HOUR TRIP TO THAT AREA OF KANSAS—-

AND I HAVE MCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

WHAT IS MCS?????

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.

 

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.

SOCIAL

I HAVE TO BE—- IF I WANT TO LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO GO ANY PLACE I WANTED TO GO & DO WHAT EVER I WANTED TO DO— BUT I CAN’T— I LIVE IN AN MCS SAFE HOME—

I suffer from MCS– Multi Chemical Sensitivities & Environmental Illness & Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity & Fibromyaligia & Chronic Fatigue just to name a few health problems & I live in a “Safe home” as chemical & scent free as possible!!!!!

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!!!!

I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO GO TO MY 50TH CLASS REUNION— BUT I CAN’T!!!!!! AND RIGHT NOW MY IMMUNE SYSTEM IS RECOVERING FROM ME GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE THIS WEEK——- MY ONE OUTING!!!!  NOW I AM IN RECOVERY!!!! ( I JUST WISH THAT WAS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!! )     🙂

FIB FACTS

TOXIC

CARD FRONT

CARD BACK

no perfume # 3

for-medical-reasons

stop-door-sign

FRAGRANCE

Image

BREATHING

SICK

people-knew

SO IS LIFE——— SO IS LEARNING WHAT YOU CAN & CAN’T DO!!!!!!!

SO IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE MY MCS SAFE HOME WHEN EVER I WANTED TO—— & BE ABLE TO DO MANY THINGS—- BUT—–

SO HELLO—- TO ALL MY CLASS MATES & FRIENDS FROM CCCHS—— I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK END!!!!!!!!!  BLESSINGS TO EACH OF YOU!!!!!!!

THIS IS FLIPS — IN BEAUTIFUL BRANSON, MO.

HELLO FROM

ENJOY YOUR WEEK END—- & TO ALL OF THE CLASS OF 1965 FROM CCCHS HIGH SCHOOL—– SORRY I HAD TO MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!! 

LATER —— SONDA PHILLIPS BRUCE

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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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8 Responses to JUNE 25, ’15 50TH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION!!

  1. Colleen says:

    Too bad with all the technology we have that you couldn’t SKYPE on a big screen there and see everything that is going on and people could chat with you.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hard to believe how fast the years go by. I’m sorry you can’t join your classmates.

    I had a friend who wanted to go to her class reunion but her health declined to where she couldn’t go. Her class was having a dinner and program at a hotel. My friend talked to a reunion organizer and people at the hotel and they were able to arrange for her to call during the reunion. They put her on speakerphone and/or skype and she had a few minutes to “visit” with her classmates.

  3. SORRY YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO JOIN IN THE REUNION. I ALSO HAVE A REUNION THIS YEAR BUT WON’T BE ATTENDING AS IT’S BACK IN THE STATES AND I WON’T BE TRAVELLING HOME THIS YEAR.

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