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Me Been Poisoned! - Alobar Greywalker: Magickal Record (aka Frater PVN, LA-BAJ-AL)
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Me Been Poisoned!
       kellcrow7 has been complaining about the smell in apartment for years. At first, she thought it was mold. She changed her story over time. She figured it was CO from my stove, which is on 24/7 to warm my apartment.

       At first I dismissed her since CO is odorless, so she could not be smelling it. But I came to accept she might be right.


       So I did a 2 part experiment.

       First, I looked at the flames on my stove. I turned one burner off because of yellow flames. And turned down another burner until all yellow went away.

       I waited a day. then I turned off all the burners.

       This is my report today.

        Stove is off since last night.

       When I awoke, room temp was 70. Usually when my sleeping nook is under 75, I am shivering -- even with a blanket. Today, no shivering, no blanket. Chillier than I like. But not brutal.

        Lower back pain and instability when walking is lessened. Not gone, but both improved.

        I still feel I need to take acetaminophen, but need is not as great.

       I also needed less sleep last night.
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originalkitsune From: originalkitsune Date: February 10th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
yes some people can "smell" CO. I can smell it as well. :( I can smell if the stove has been left on even if it's just a trace amount.
alobar From: alobar Date: February 10th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you have any canaries in your ancestry?
originalkitsune From: originalkitsune Date: February 10th, 2014 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
no. My sister and I are "super sniffers". I was able to smell cancer growing on people before they had a diagnosis when I was a child. That ability of course did not win me any friends, just a diagnosis of "crazy" or "possessed". Much later when it was found that dogs can detect cancer by scent, I was much relieved.
kellcrow7 From: kellcrow7 Date: February 10th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
CO does not smell. But gas does.
My "story" never changed. At first I suspected mold, or the great abundance of dust, spores, and bacteria in the environment, because of the symptoms I would experience upon remaining in your place for longer than an hour or two. I didn't suspect CO at first, simply because you had not died from it yet.
Then I realized, well yeah but you *are* dyING.
Glad my nagging finally paid off. Maybe next time you won't drag me so much through the ringer. lololol
alobar From: alobar Date: February 10th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
The more fucked up I am, the more communication suffers.

Thanks for not bashing me in the head with a heavy object.
azaz_al From: azaz_al Date: February 14th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
As you know, I never go up to your apartment so I am (blissfully) unaware of anything that goes on in your living situation apart from what you post, but I would have been quite alarmed had I known you were using that as a heating method. It's incredibly unsafe both for that reason and because of the risk of burning the house down accidentally. This is why there are frequent advisories telling people not to do this. I'm actually kind of surprised to learn you were doing it in the first place.
alobar From: alobar Date: February 14th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have 2 gas heaters. Nether have vents to the roof. They have more yellow flames than the gas stove..
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