The beginnings were mundane enough. One day, I just could no longer put cheese on my burgers. Cheese made me feel awful. Sweaty, hot, nervous, and itchy. Sometimes it made my breath short and my throat itchy. So I just quit asking for cheese on anything. I missed it, sure, but the cost was not … More A Slice of the Anaphylaxis Life
An Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Packing List So for Christmas this year, my fiancee gave me a vacation. I was and am furious. This is the STUPIDEST most INCONSIDERATE fucking “gift” ever. For those of you who don’t know, I suffer from 150+ blood test confirmed food allergies and over 75 blood test confirmed chemical … More EI/MCS Packing List?!?
I recently began a part time/mostly volunteer job tutoring English students – grade 3-Collegiate…and what a ride it’s been. So far all of my students have been great people, and truly tolerant ones that try to work with me, my schedule, and my very iffy health. But there is no denying this – when it … More Tutoring with MCS
So here I am in an exaggerated straddle (deeply reminiscent of Tae Kwon Do’s horse stance) with my shoes slipping on the wet asphalt, my thigh muscles screaming in agony, and a bucket of piss between my legs. This is not going to end well. So yes, Day 13 of a “four hour” remodeling job … More The Mold Saga Continues….
People ask me about what the hardest part of living with insanely severe food and environmental allergies. Well, everything really, but one biggie is attempting to repair any household problem…and we recently discovered a big one. There was a shower head leak (ignored) that led to molding inside the shower wall. That mold could not … More Severe Allergies vs NO BATHROOM!
Since I travel a good deal of the Western NC and Upstate SC for medical reasons I decided it might be helpful to post a blog about places that were safe or unsafe for individuals with MCS. I intend to update it frequently. Fairfield Inn & Suites Anderson Clemson 117 Interstate Blvd, Anderson, SC This … More LIST: Dangerous places for MSC and Allergy Sufferes, WNC, Upstate SC
Things I Hate About My Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Food Allergies. Hot weather – I can’t wear shorts, sandals or flip flops. There is too much pesticide on the ground and too many pollutants in the air. In fact I sometimes have to wear long sleeves and boot on 90 degree days to protect my … More What I hate about MCS…a quick list blog
This recipe is sugar, dairy, gluten, nut, and soy free. ALLERGY FRIENDLY FRENCH FRIES. You will need: A baking pan or sheet. A large skillet – preferably with a lid A sharp knife A spatula Potatoes Coconut oil (see below for substitutes) Optional: Salt Herb of your choice Step one: Wash and bake a … More Allergy Friendly French Fries
Normally I love my new city but today I am having to flee my home! I have severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome and last night my whole block smelled of chemicals and mothballs. I could not run my AC or open a window without experiencing a serious respiratory illness. I also have epipen level (anaphylaxic) … More F&$k
Gotta wonder. I got home in time to discover a remodeling project going on in my alleged home. Carpets ripped up and piled about, bare flooring, pollen dust, saw dust, floor glue, and more in the air but my partner justifies it all by saying the new laminate flooring will be better for me than … More Cure worse than the disease? Definitely more expensive.