I just saw the doctor last week for my 6 month check-up and here are the take-aways for those of you who are following my story:
- I have been exposed to toxic mold and water damaged buildings and this mold toxicity is derailing my healing right now. Because of this, my body is having a difficult time detoxifying.
- Indiana’s humid summers are pretty difficult for me. There also are a lot of older, damp buildings that I’m just having to leave. In order for me to heal, the first step is limiting my exposure to buildings with mold or poor indoor air quality. This is the reason for me leaving my job at Fortune Academy and for another move coming up this fall.
- The yeast overgrowth I still am dealing with is connected with my mold toxicity. I’m being put on another anti-fungal to try and get rid of my candida a little faster.
- A lot of my healing right now is focused on environmental factors such as indoor air quality and allowing my body to detoxify by being in safer environments. For the next several months, I’m going to be experimenting with air filters and infrared saunas.
Thanks to many of you who know how hard I must fight for my health, who know that this journey is anything but linear!
What can become overwhelming on certain days is all the change that must happen for my health. This too poses great opportunities, and yet the number of job changes and moves has been tiring. I will be starting my own tutoring business and moving this fall in order to give myself access to better environments, all for the sake of my health.
As I am learning and internalize that I’m living with both a chronic illness and environmental illness-it takes a great deal of money to start making these lifestyle changes. So I also may be looking into replacing furniture, my mattress and comforter, sheets, blankets, and pillows. As I get closer to moving, I may be asking for help in replacing some of these items.
Again, I’m very thankful to those of you who are tracking my story with me, who desire my well-being and flourishing.