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Well, here we are, almost half-way into 2016. How the time is flying by. I heard the song, "Sunrise, Sunset" yesterday and could not stop crying. So much has happened in the past 7 years. I've come full circle from sickness to fair health back to sickness again. I have developed a sensitivity to chemicals and electromagnetic waves. Such an isolating illness. I am taking medicine and am under the care of an Environmental Health Specialist and seem to be getting a wee bit better. He said it would take about a year of medication and avoidance of triggers.

I'm still living in Roswell and trying to make my home a "safe house" for my condition. It has taken over six months, thousands of dollars, and much frustration. I have yet to know if the emotional and financial expenditures will work. Loneliness is beginning to creep in a little more each day, though. Like my doctor said, "It is one of the most isolating illnesses on earth."

I look forward to being symptom-free. I've had to add a number of things to becoming gluten, dairy, soy, and grain free, such as no fragrances, chemicals, neon lighting, Wi-Fi, or cordless phones. I've learned to do things like my Grandmother did. No microwaves, preserved food, or detergents. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for laundry and cleaning. Cutting these modern things out of my life has helped my condition a lot! If I could live in the forest in a non-toxic tent, I would. Many of my doctor's patients are doing just that, but they are much younger than me. I never realized how many people suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). If you're curious about it, here is a link to a great video about this illness which is becoming more common with each disaster and bombardment of nasty chemical exposurers we and our planet suffers on a daily basis.

http://www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-a-life-altering-condition-documentary.html

As always, thanks for being here to listen, friends, and for allowing me to vent. Loretta
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