Kathryn Chastain Treat

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I am a mother of two who became ill after returning to the workplace following a 17 year hiatus to raise my daughter.

I love to read and sew and am learning to love life despite my new limitations.

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I am Kathryn’s daughter. It’s w...

Dear readers and friends,

I am Kathryns daughter. Its with a very heavy and aching heart that I have to inform you that my mother was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly in the early morning hours of��December 21st as the result of a serious stroke.

As Im sure you all know, my mom was��a generous, kind, sweet, intelligent, and all-around amazing person and she will be greatly missed by anyone...

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Published on December 24, 2014 00:02
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Allergic to Life: My Battle...

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Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope (Health, Mind & Body)
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Description: Imagine that the very food you eat and the beautiful carpet on your floors start to make you feel violently ill. Your contact lenses cause your eyes to burn and water uncontrollably. Trace amounts of mold on other people's clothing cause you to become unable to hold a thought or get it from your brain to your mouth during an everyday conversation. The life you once knew is gone and you have become a prisoner of unexplainable and severe allergies and sensitivities. In this new life you can no longer shop or visit friends in their homes because there are too many chemicals and fragrances there. You become plagued by one mystery infection after another and no doctor or specialist seems to be able to give you any explanation of what's causing your terrifying symptoms. Depression sets in and becomes your constant companion as you try to cope with the stress of being sick and of struggling to live within your newfound limitations. "Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage and Hope" is the story of one woman's journey through a battle to reclaim her life and overcome depression caused by an exposure to toxic mold in her workplace.

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Kathryn Same here CJ. I will have to check out your book soon.

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Hello Kathryn,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards,

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