Please Bear with Me

by Christa Upton

I recently read online about a woman’s severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).  My MCS is so much more severe than hers that I’m in a different category.

So what do I have—maybe “extremely severe MCS”??

I guess so.  That explains why I’m in the category of MCS people who have to move so often.  One person involved with the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation told us there are thousands, probably tens of thousands, of people with MCS unable to find safe housing.  Maybe all of us are “extremely severe.”

It also explains why, during this new accidental exposure to more toxins and probably having to move again, I am going to quit blogging for a while.

I feel that God has called me to blog and share our story (which actually helps me cope with everything) and share what we have learned.  I hope that I can help others with MCS, especially when they are first learning about it.   I hope that I can help others grow closer to God.

But oftentimes right now I am so tired I can barely think.  Plus I need to save some of my “thinking energy” for homeschooling and a few important projects right now.

So, thanks for bearing with me during my “blogging break.”  (I will try to check and approve your comments, though.)  (NOTE:  I have not yet figured out how to give you the option to “subscribe to comments,” so feel free to check my website for any answers I might have written you.  🙂 )

Of course we would appreciate your prayers!!  (We know so many of you are already praying for us!!)


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About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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4 Responses to Please Bear with Me

  1. Julie says:

    I’m so sorry Christa! Will keep praying for you!

  2. Marji Laine says:

    So sorry to hear about the complications! I’ll be keeping you in prayer!

    • Christa Upton says:

      Thank you so much!!! We appreciate your prayers. I am “hanging in there” and still doing “okay” while we look for another place, praise God!!!

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