Planning a Successful Hospital Stay or Surgery for Those with ‘Invisible’ Illness

The sensitivities of people with environmental illness, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, and other ‘invisible’ illnesses become special challenges during a hospital stay, surgical procedure, or trip to the ER. The reality is that many medical providers are unfamiliar with such sensitivities or, in emergencies, are trained to deal with ‘averages’ rather than ‘outliers’.

This information from MCS America provides an overview of precautions that vulnerable people – especially those with chemical sensitivities – can take to avoid unnecessary harm during visits to a hospital or ER.

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