Could these stress factors have caused a  predisposition to ME / Fibro / CFS by channeling a pathway to my Central Nervous System whereby these conditions were able to settle? 

SMASH * BANG * CRASH * I use a pillow to muff the blows. CLASH * CRINGE * SHATTER *  The piercing shrill penetrate and slash the brain.  No, this is a not Batman rendition,  this was my life just prior to the onset of my illness’.  The City had placed a glass recycling receptacle in front of  my home.  Day in, day out, the sound of breaking bottles and shattering spouts echoed through my windows, invaded my home and severed my nerves.  18 months of constant shatters, shivers, screams and anticipatory fear tearing through my home, ripping my head to shreds.

10 bottles CRASH *  SMASH * CLATTER *8 minutes later 12 bottles KLANG * CRASH *  THUD5 minutes later 2 bottles CLiNK * TiNK*,   3 minutes later 4 jars TiNK * CLiNK * .  Everyday, all day.  Monday night  awoke at @ 3 am,  Wednesday afternoon (How much wine do you drink?) Sunday, all day (don’t these people go to church?).

I woke throughout the night shivering to the sound to the discarded bottles.  I don’t even know if all of these deposits were real, but they echoed in my head.  I recorded, I phoned, I took photos, I complained.

I began to flinch at every sound of glass when I was out.  I wanted to vomit when the trucks came to empty the receptacles.  My head pounded.   I was a wreck.  I was irritable. I was angry.  I felt crazy.  I could barely work.  I went to the Doctor.  I contacted environmental health, MP’s, and local counsellors.  I emailed, I shouted down the phoned, I took photos.  I complained.

Eventually I convinced the SUITS to attend a meeting at my home and demonstrated this nuisance.  They could not stand it.  The noise was referred to as ‘aural torture’ by one MP.  They relocated the bin within 3 days.  However, by then, the saga of the Glass Recycling Bin had all but broken me.

Could these stress factors have caused a  predisposition to ME / Fibro / CFS by channeling a pathway to my Central Nervous System whereby these conditions were able to settle? 

This situation was so intolerable and effected me to such an extent that I  cannot help but think so. 8 years later, I cannot bear the pain of shattering glass.

Thank you for reading,  Free Me Fibro

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