What it can be like having a friend with MCS… from a real friend <3
“I would go through all those steps, put on my safe clothes and Colleen would still say “Nope. Still contaminated.” I wanted to punch something. Here I would do just about anything for a friend, and it still didn’t work. It didn’t dampen her spirits, though. After that happened, she would just smile and say how I had worked harder than anyone else to solve this problem, and it was too bad that it hadn’t worked. That really didn’t help me much. I still felt frustrated.”
Stepping Out with an Agoraphobic
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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This was an amazing post. I am happy to see it here on your blog site as well.
Good friends need to be celebrated, especially when they write such helpful blog posts! It IS really hard on family and friends do deal with the invisible toxic residues, and they need more good role models :-)
I shared the original post on fb and people there really love it so I thought my readers here who don’t follow fb might also benefit from this :-)
Nice viewpoint ♥ Wish we all had such understanding and support from our friends and families ♥♥♥
did I leave a comment on here regarding this, I did somewhere and cant find it
Maybe on the original blog post, or on Colleen’s post, or on fb?
any chnce iof a link to go to pls as
/I;m not functioning enough to go looking?
The original blog post is at http://steppingoutwithanagoraphobic.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/its-what-you-cant-see-that-hurts-you