First let me thank all of my new followers. I have been away dealing with my deep vein thrombosis. I will write more on that after I meet with the hematologist tomorrow afternoon.
It is hard to believe it has been a year since Allergic to Life was published. Where did that year go? So much has happened since then. If you haven’t already signed up to receive one of three signed copies or the chance for one of three e-book copies, please read the giveaway information below.
To celebrate this amazing year and all the wonderful people I have met, I am giving away three signed copies of Allergic to Life (US Only) on Goodreads. I am sorry that I can’t do signed copies for those of you outside the US. I am going to also give away three e-book copies to anyone outside the US. To receive an e-book copy, simply leave a comment below on why you would like to receive a copy. The contest will run from August 30, 2014 through October 30, 2014, my birthday.
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I originally posted this on March 5, 2013. This is a topic that comes up all to often among those of us with chemical sensitivity or chronic illness. I decided it was time to share it once more on my Catch Up Mondays.
Today I was honored to be listed among some other very good bloggers on Ichigo Ichie in her post on Human Canaries and Friendship. We all know that we are the canaries, the guinea pigs for finding what works/doesn’t work on our environmental illness and chemical sensitivities or other chronic invisible illnesses. We also know what it is like to lose friendships during our struggles to make our world safe and in search of improving our health. We also know how empowering it is to make new friendships with those who understand and will gladly lend a sympathic ear. I am now following this blog too.
Dr. Rea once said that we are just the tip of the iceberg. One day, we will be the ones that are empowered, the ones with the knowledge, and everyone else will be beating down our doors for information and sympathy.
Posted in Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Allergies and Sensitivities, Catch-Up Mondays, Chronic Illness and Treatment, Courage and Hope, Depression, Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
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