The house cleaner I hired to clean all the things the regular weekly cleaner has been missing just called. She missed our appointment yesterday. I called to see if she wanted to reschedule and she didn't pick up. Part of the work is organizing, and I need to do it with her. So it is pretty inconvenient to have her not show up, as I had scheduled my day around the appointment.
She called just now to tell me that she had been in the hospital with a stroke! She is young, around 30. And she trim and seems in good shape. So it is all the more shocking.
She says she collapsed while cleaning someone's home because of the fumes, especially bleach. She qualified the diagnosis a bit further, saying that the doctor had called it a mini-stroke (which doesn't cause permanent damage). And it isn't clear whether the doctor had said it was because of the cleaning products. It started to seem like her roommate had made that diagnosis.
Regardless, she experienced temporary decreased blood supply to her brain, and she passed out. I haven't seen any mention of cleaning fumes in my quick look through the internet medical sites. But I do see mini-strokes associated with cocaine use and alcohol.
I like her personally. We've done a good bit of talking. She is so smart. But I also know her to stretch the truth regarding her previous work (said she had worked as a professor at my university). If she does indeed have the law degree that she claims to have, one has to wonder why she is cleaning houses. I still don't have the heart to ask her.
We've rescheduled for next week. And she won't be using any "non-natural" cleaning solutions. Just vinegar, baking soda, water. Let's hope that's all it was. But I suspect her problems go deeper.