October 22, 2011

Cutting The Grass With MCS (and video)

I made this short video of myself cutting my grass to give hope to others with MCS - to show that healing is possible :)

Click this link to view the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0SttND4DU
I didn't want to embed it and make my dial-up reader's computers freeze! :-)

Just a few years ago, I had MCS badly enough that if anyone near my house cut their lawn, I had to instantly close the windows, couldn't go outside etc for at least that whole day (or as long as the terpenes were in the air - sometimes a few days). After my partner cut our lawn, he had to remove his clothing except underwear out on the deck before coming in (including socks and shoes) and have a shower right away. I still reacted to the amount of grass terpenes on him from him walking through to the shower.

NOW... I can cut the grass myself with no mask!

I've been healing steadily from MCS for a little over 3 years and cut grass began to smell good to me about 1 year into the healing. Then I was able to cut the lawn with a mask and remove my clothing and shower.
I have been able to cut the grass with no mask and no need to change clothing or shower for the last year or so but finally videotaped it.

Healing is possible and I hope that, as more and more of us heal and share our stories, people who are new to MCS will begin the journey from a place of hope, inspired by the possibilities they see in others.


  1. Great to see you in action, Libby!
    Returning your wave, Brenda

  2. As someone who has been a caring observer of your healing journey, I am writing this over 2 years later, and I can say that your healing is a Shining Beacon of Hope for all who have MCS. Over that past couple of years I've seen your healing skyrocket. Who would have thought that you'd be comfortably riding on the town bus and not even think of wearing a mask (in fact, not even carrying one with you!!!??) Who would have thought that you'd be attending 'Games Night', in close proximity with people who not only wore 'ordinary' products, but also some of whom were smokers? ...once again, with no mask. Who would have thought that you'd be able to comfortably go out to restaurants? There were times when those events simply would Not have been possible. Congratulations on setting your 'compass needle' on "Healing" ... for putting your focus on positives, and "I can" thoughts. The results are glowingly apparent. Thank you for being such a great example for others, and most importantly, for spreading the important truth: People with MCS most definitely can heal!!! :-) Yayyyy

    1. Thank you so much Katie. I apologize for the terrible delay in approving your comment. Thank you for celebrating with me. I know you've seen the worst of it and I'm so happy that you get to be here to see the best of it!


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