The last two days have been a little more “normal.” I’ve had enough energy to do most of the laundry and cooking but I’m still struggling. I feel like every last drop of energy gets used up just on the basic things we need to stay alive and then I have none left over for anything else. Even really important things like relationships and spiritual growth. I get so drained by the end of the day that I feel like curling up in the fetal position and crying.
With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful for me to spend today’s writing time reminding myself of all the reasons I’m thankful for mold avoidance. It’s important not to get so caught up in the work that I forget to give thanks to God for all the beautiful blessings he’s provided through this stange “treatment.”
While my gratitude is primarily directed towards God, I also want to express my thanks to the family, friends and strangers who have supported us both financially and emotionally, and also to those who have shared their mold avoidance stories and knowledge with us. We couldn’t have done it without you!
So, without further ado here are 15 reasons I’m thankful for mold avoidance…
- I’m thankful that I no longer have to spend my days in bed.
- I’m thankful that my chronic pain has come down enough that it stays in the background most of the time.
- I’m thankful that I’ve regained my ability to hike and bike and run.
- I’m thankful that I can do cartwheels again.
- I’m thankful that my mold avoidance story has given me a platform to encourage and inspire others.
- I’m thankful that my sound sensitivity is gone and I can sing and listen to music again.
- I’m thankful that my Mast Cell Activation Syndrome has resolved. No more hives. No more wondering if my throat is going to swell up and kill me.
- I’m thankful that I can actually do the hard work of hand washing our laundry.
- I’m thankful that I no longer have to see my body as the enemy.
- I’m thankful that I can cook again.
- I’m thankful that my chronic nausea is gone and I can actually enjoy eating again.
- I’m thankful that I no longer have to take antibiotics for my Lyme Disease.
- I’m thankful that quick decontamination has given me a lot of control over my symptoms. Especially panic attacks.
- I’m thankful that I’ve regained my cognitive functioning. I can read and write again.
- I’m thankful that my body is healing enough that I am finally able to start thinking about how to heal emotionally.
What are you thankful for? I would love it if you shared one thing you’re thankful for today in the comments section. Let’s spread the gratitude!
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