OT: Did you ever feel like giving your neighbour a smack?

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Forum topic by Zuki posted 07-12-2007 02:34 AM 1181 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2007 02:34 AM

Did you ever feel like giving your neighbour a smack?

Da Wife (DW) has Environmental Illness which is essentially allergies to chemicals. Its like people who are allergic to perfume but 100 times worse. Well the guy across the street (actually he is next to the guy across the street) sprayed pesticides on his lawn last night in the dark. We have been trying to educate him over the last couple of years about the dangers because he has a young daughter with respiratory problems. She actually has oxygen in the house. We were hoping he would catch on as pesticides make DW quite sick.

Anyhow . . . DW walked outside last night and got hit with that chemical smell. I walked out and experience it myself. All last night we both had headaches and were quite nauseous. DW was actually quite sick all day . . . pains in chest, difficulty breathing, really tires, headache, etc. I called the poison control hotline in this area and they confirmed pesticide poisoning.

She is feeling a little better now . . . but I feel like going across the street and giving buddy a smack.

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#1 posted 07-12-2007 12:42 PM

I’m sorry to hear about the horrible situation :( Pretty scary.

Perhaps the Poison Control hotline can suggest some ways to deal with the situation.
It would be a horrible thing if things had gotten worse.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 07-12-2007 01:14 PM

I know exactly what you’re going through. My (DW) Barb, has the same problems that your (DW) has.
People just don’t understand. We can’t even go outside a night, when there are campfires at the lake.

You can’t stop campfires, because that’s one of the main things of why people go camping, enjoying a campfire.
The State forester always give us a warning when they use herbicides on the tree plantations, so we can so we have ample time to leave the premises until it’s all clear.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 07-13-2007 10:11 PM

One way to handle the situation MsD is to get a new neighbour. Everyone else around us is quite accomodating . . . except for this twit.

I hear what you are saying Dick. DW has trouble in the winters here people because people seem to think that a woodstove is mandatory and they have to burn green wood. Makes for some wonderful smoke.

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#4 posted 07-13-2007 10:23 PM

yah.. forgot about the “new neighbour” option!

Sometimes people just don’t know… other times, well, they have other priorities.. and sometimes, they just have a point to make and don’t care who they hurt in order to do it. It’s sad. but true.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 07-14-2007 02:22 AM

First, my wife is an asthmatic and I know what you are going through. No one believes you or just don’t realize that it is a life threatening thing. My wife as endured breathing treatments at work because the people around her thought that she was exaggerating or that she just had something against smokers when she would tell them that she is allergic to tobacco. Even I made the mistake once to take her on vacation to Kentucky to see Mammoth Cave. I didn’t realize that even the plant, while green would affect her and she didn’t think of it until it started effecting her. I can’t believe that he isn’t more careful being that his own daughter has respiratory problems. Maybe instead of whacking him you could get him to notify you before he does anything that would cause your wife problems (I don’t know if you have requested this already). I know you may not think it fair, but would a respirator with a charcoal filter prevent her from having an attack? Maybe she could carry it when first venturing outside and if she get a whiff of this again, she can don the mask to reduce the exposure time until she can get somewhere safe. Controlling one’s neighbor’s isn’t a likely solution and moving doesn’t guarantee that a few years later you won’t have a good neighbor move out and another unconcerned or uneducated one move in right next door.

I’m glad that it didn’t send your wife to the emergency room and that she is doing better.

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