After a particularly bad winter several years with snow and ice i developed an ongoing sinus/ear problem and am convinced it was the air freshners i was using in the home which pumped chemicals out every 30 minutes, add that to doors and windows being closed because of the bad weather and not getting out in the fresh air for days at a time. I was taking antihistimines, sterimar, flixonase nasal spray, antibiotics drops and tablet antibiotics as prescribed by GP and still it lasted for weeks. I spent some time researching on the Internet and there are lots of other people across the World who all say it is linked to chemicals whether its spray deodorants, hairsprays etc etc and to have an air freshner that pumps them out every 30 minutes, well!!!!!
I now seem to have very sensitive sinuses and ears. We are now a chemical free Zone in the house as much as possible and try and eat healthily and i try and avoid any products which may aggrevate my sinuses, cutting out diary seems to have helped and drinking lots of fluid to keep the mucous thin, avoiding yeasts and fungi, all seems to help.
In February our lives changed, Gary, my husband was disgnosed with Prostate Cancer at the age of 47, possibly a genetic link but it has really enforced that all the changes we had made in the months before the diagnosis were for a reason. Its been a tough time but i personally have a very strong feeling that it is a part of our Journey which was meant to be, that may sound very strange to many but i just "know" it is, its an incredibly tough time on all of us but i also believe we are never given anything we can't deal with and that things happen for a reason and that there are positives in every situation. Through our journey up to this point we have been drawn to many people in different ways all of which have added their own unique input into this difficult situation we are facing and without them all i don't think we would have coped as well as we have. We have learnt so much in a short space of time about a lot of things, most importantly about ourselves, Gary in particular.
It has provided a link to several areas of our lives which we couldn't quite see the connection before. Its not just about having a good mindset to deal with problems which is very important, its about looking after your bodies with the right foods and not giving them a hard time with chemicals as well as causing the Planet a problem as well. Its looking after your mind, body, spirit and your Soul, they all need to be looked after and fed whether its good food, positive thoughts, mixing with like minded people etc etc. Its a whole approach not just one aspect but all of it, "holistic". The jigsaw pieces are starting to fit together.
- Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.