We are sharing a letter addressed to the marketing and communication service of a hospital in Switzerland, written by an electrohypersensitive person who underwent an emergency operation there. The head of nursing at the hospital has replied with an invitation to meet to discuss this issue.
Testimony of Hospitalization by an Electrohypersensitive Person
Posted 5 August 2016
The reply to your questionnaire requires explanation because I spent two nights and three days as a total Zombie there, before returning to normal just half an hour after my departure.
My entire stay would have been perfect (from the warm and minimally bureaucratic welcome to the way in which everyone conducted themselves with calm, kindness, and efficiency from the operating room to the hospital room) if it hadn't been for one downside which disturbed it all: I have been "EHS" (electro-hyper-sensitive) for the last 3 years. That means that I do not tolerate electromagnetic waves of high (Wi-Fi, mobile phones, DECT, relay antennas etc.) as well as low frequencies (household electricity, "economical" light bulbs etc.).
Electrohypersensitivity is a condition that for now is not very well-known (and very controversial!) among the diseases called "environmental" (Med. Code Z58.4) which seems so far incurable but which disappears by itself when the affected person succeeds in distancing himself from radiation sources, something already difficult to do in today's life, but even more in a hospital environment due to the presence of equipment that is indispensable to the functioning of such a place.
EHS persons are already starting to make their appearance in hospitals and can be difficult, complicated patients because the "standard" rooms add to their suffering due to the high level of electromagnetic waves. While awaiting official recommendations that will not come any time soon because of the controversy, this suffering could however be reduced by some rather simple measures that I propose you try:
1. Put EHS persons in rooms as far away as possible from Wi-Fi.
2. If possible, switch off the Wi-Fi at night.
3. When approaching EHS patients, switch off cell phones or place them in airplane mode.
4. Propose to EHS patients that they lie down with their head at the foot of the bed in order to distance their head from the wall where cables and electrical outlets abound.
5. Disconnect the beds of EHS patients (this poses the problem of the buzzer which should be connected elsewhere, independently from the bed. I'm told this is "feasible")
Of course, each patient reacts differently: in my particular case, my feeling was that (apart from the vomiting which was more from the oral pain medication that I was administered a few hours after awakening from the anesthesia), my worst problem was the electric bed that could not be disconnected due to the buzzer.
Heartfelt thanks in advance for trying the above suggestions !!!
[Many thanks to the person who kindly shared this letter with us.]