Electro Magnetic Sensitivity
My name is Stephanie and I have Electro Magnetic Sensitivity or EMS as it is known and I am sharing my story with you in hope of shining a light on what it is like to live with EMS and the impact it has on my life. Also I would like to share with you the dangers of cell phones, cell phone towers and all things wifi.
For the first 42 years of my life my health was what you might describe as uneventful. Then one evening in the year 2000 I went to bed and my heart went into an irregular rhythm. I had never experienced that before then and in a few short weeks I developed a rash on my inner thighs which was neither itchy or sore. Over the following years these symptoms were with me constantly. My hair also thinned, my face developed blotching, my cheek bones were sore and my joints began to ache. At the eight year mark my health quickly deteriorated with trouble breathing, anxiety and depression, leaky gut and more. All this and I was still trying to go to work. I had worked for Westpac as a teller for the previous eleven years. To try and find out what was happening to me I started to investigate the risks of working with plastic and up came an illness called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and of course all of my symptoms. At that time I happened to meet someone who had developed MCS working in an Xray department at a hospital using the developing chemicals. She said it certainly sounded like I had developed MCS from the plastic money, and when I next went to the doctor he agreed. I spent the next couple of years trying to stay in the land of the living while my body tried to detox the poison through my skin. When I started to feel a bit better I started to dig deeper into what this illness was exactly and how this was going to impact my life from now on. In everything I read there was always a foot note that read, if you have MCS then you will have EMS as well and if you don’t have it now you will eventually develop it. At this point I chose not to believe it and continued trying to recover from my illness. Nearly twenty years have elapsed since my first symptom and I have never had a day off. In the past few years I had to face the fact that I have both EMS and MCS and have had EMS since the first irregular heart beat.
I learnt that a cell phone tower was erected behind our property the very year I started getting sick.
It was within 100m of our home. I have also learnt that my daughter is also sick with EMS. Her first symptom was in 2000 also and her symptoms are all the same as mine. Like me she has only known for as long as me. My daughter and I are both unable to work because wifi is everywhere. We are only able to go into general population when wearing protective clothing like anti magnetic clothing under our regular clothing. To be able to move freely is no longer an option. We are unable to go to cafes, the library, movies or concerts. In other words we can no longer be in society. This impacts relationships as well. Your home has to be wifi free and it is preferable to have a home
that shields you from the EMF’s from the outside world, like a faraday cage. My 36 year old daughter and I have had to leave our families, including my son. I can no longer be an integral part of my grandchildren’s lives. My daughter spent five years studying Jazz and music and had to give up because she was so unwell. She then studied coding in Melbourne Aus. for three years and had to give up again because she was so unwell. It was when we found out about EMS that the penny dropped. I live on a property that I jointly own with my sister. We are both artists and have tried to develop an artistic life but now because a cell phone tower went up in the dead of night up the road from our house we have to sell and forget about our dreams of a creative artistic life together. We had been working on building a little cafe over the last three years and now it is no longer. The way people are expected to live their lives on line is not an option for me. I cannot be connected and neither can my daughter. But now everything is online and the services that used to provide an alternate way are quickly being removed, for example we need a landline for a phone but you cannot get a landline hooked up to a piece of land anymore which is going to make it hard for us as we will probably have to buy a piece of land to be away from the EMF’s. I am currently nursing lesions on my right arm that I have had for nearly two years. It is my body detoxing from the exposure I had when my daughter returned from Melbourne and the wifi was turned on. If I don’t leave here then the addition of 5G from the cell phone tower up the road will probably be enough to put my health in serious jeopardy. Because we are unemployable we are financially disadvantaged, and to try and get to a safe place and get all that you need to be safe has a financial cost. The government should be owning what it has decided to do to New Zealand’s population and help with protecting the already sick. Also doctors need to be trained about the illness and learn to recognize the symptoms. I am so sick of seeing the media and invited guests talking about the anxiety and depression epidemic and blaming it on social media (not entirely innocent but not the real problem) when it is the device itself and the EMF’s it is dousing it’s user in every three seconds. Over the years as I shared my story with people I met I was always greeted with…oh you poor thing, you must be so sensitive. I accepted that initially but not whole heartedly. We are what is known as the canaries of the 21st century, the indication that something is not ok in our environment that is making people sick and all of earth’s inhabitants sick. Other auto-immune diseases are also linked to wifi such as Cancer, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Asthma and food allergies. If I could recommend anything to read to give you good information on this vast subject it would be “An electronic Silent Spring” by Katie Singer. Food for thought; This technology is being sold to us as the answer to climate change, a replacement to the damaging fossil fuel technologies we have been exposed to over the last 100 years plus, but electro magnetic frequencies are microwave radiation. The same as your microwave oven that you use to cook things.
It leaves me asking…is this cooking the planet as well?
Also I recently watched the programme of the moon landing in 1969 and they mentioned that the EMF’s used in the modern cell phone is 100,000 times stronger than the EMF’s used in 1969 to communicate with the astronauts on the moon. Could this technology that is being sold to us as the answer to global warming, the new way forward for human evolution, the best thing since sliced bread, in fact be a poison chalice, so toxic for our planet and all its inhabitants that we may not recover from its toxic reach?
On the topic of EMFs, here is a link to an upcoming lecture by Dr. Mary Redmayne.
“Children in the Screen Age”
Friday, 9 August, 2019 7.00 – 8.30 pm, Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School Hall
Presentation by Dr. Mary Redmayne
PhD, PG Dip.Teach., PG Dip Env. Stud., BA, Adjunct Research Associate, Victoria University, Wellington and Monash University Melbourne, Independent Researcher, Consultant, Wellington
5 ways to reduce your exposure to EMF dangers
Photos: collation of two Pixabay images
Note: The images are purely for the purposes of illustration. Neither of the women nor the same cell phone mast pictured are those in the story. (All cell phone masts nevertheless pose health risks.)