Day 3 | Errand Day

March 12, 2017

We had a much better night of sleep last night! It was delightful. I think I’m going to sleep really well here. I woke up with some hives on my legs though and we guessed that I was probably reacting to the socks because the welts were especially concentrated around the band of one of the socks.

This morning Brett was going to experiment with our camp stove but sadly he woke up to find that our only pot was broken. We ran out of food we didn’t need to heat so we had to drive into town to get a new pot and buy more food. The nearest town is about an hour and a half away.

My doctor said I’m not allowed to go into any buildings that haven’t been tested for mold so I just rested in the hot car as usual. It’s okay though, sweating is really good for detox! Free sauna! ­čśů I do cheat sometimes to be able to use the bathroom but only with my mask on.

The errands took all day and I got to catch up with my family a little. Just before leaving I started feeling really drained and on the way back I suddenly burst into tears and lost touch with hope. At first I figured it was just the difficulty of our circumstances catching up to me but we knew other mold avoiders have said that a sudden shift in mood is often their first warning sign of exposure.

So, just in case, we stopped by the side of the road and Brett rinsed my hair for me as I was still crying. I took off my shirt when we got in the car (don’t worry it was dark and out in the country) and the crying stopped completely. Crazy! I still felt pretty exhausted but once we got to our campsite and I got out of the car, I got a small burst of energy. It wasn’t much, but it meant a lot to me.

I decontaminated like crazy before getting in the tent and made a mental note to put an extra change of clothes in the car. I feel much more peaceful now. I think tomorrow is going to be a better day. We even got a canopy and some chairs while we were in town so we’ll have some shade. I’ll just have to pray I don’t react to any of it.

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  • Birgit

    Ana, does Brett decontaminate each time he comes back from an errand, that is after entering a building? And to what extent? I have just come back from a road trip with my husband, and he had to do all the shopping because like you, I need to avoid buildings as much as possible, but I often wondered whether he was bringing mold back into our min-van. I often though of you during this trip, because the outside temperatures were much too cold for a jug of water poured over my head, and you have been writing about doing just that so many times.

    October 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm Reply
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