Celebrating My New Life on Resurrection Day

April 4, 2018

It may still be snowing here in South Dakota but the calendar tells me that Spring is here! I made it through the winter! I’m living indoors and doing really well again!

And guess what?! I had the best Resurrection Day ever! I spent the morning in a church packed with over 500 people! The scent of perfume was in the air and I was fine. I never imagined I’d be worshipping in church so soon when we were singing songs in the New Mexico desert last Easter. It’s amazing! 

It was a different church than the one I tried in the fall and I didn’t experience any negative repercussions after the service at all. Nope. I just went home, took a decontamination shower (just to be safe) and prepared lunch. Then we Skyped my family for 2 hours. After that we went on a 1.5 hour hike to spy on “our cabin.” 

“Our cabin” is a cozy log cabin that sits on top of a large hill overlooking the hiking trails behind our apartments. It’s surrounded by pine trees and tucked away in a pocket of some of the best air in South Dakota. We like to make-believe that someday we will live there with our (presumably) adorable future children. We decided to try hiking towards it and see how close we could get without being creepy. It was a steep climb but I’m quite strong now and I like to feel my heart pumping. 

I was a little afraid that getting close to the cabin might destroy the fantasy because we’d find that it looked run down and potentially moldy. Well, fortunately or unfortunately, getting close to it only put fuel on the fire of our fantasy. The cabin is well maintained and has a large porch that is surrounded by amazing rocks and trees. It also has lovely expansive windows on the front of it.  There are no other houses nearby and the air up there feels so good that it makes you giddy. I was laughing and smiling the whole hike. I could just imagine little boys playing on those rocks! We could host amazing retreats and church campouts up there! Haha! 

It’s a silly fantasy, especially since the cabin turned out to be a lot larger and fancier than it looked from our apartments… but it sure feels good to be able to dream about the future again. I think that’s a healthy thing and a really good sign. 

After our hike, we went out to Panera for dinner. I ate regular salad with regular chicken, regular dressing and regular walnuts. It was a happy day and a beautiful reminder of how far I’ve come.

Medical Notes: For those interested in specific medical details… I’ve recovered from my relapse! I stopped the sauna treatments about a month ago and replaced them with more convenient Epsom Salt baths. I also ran out of Cholestyramine after two months and since I was not at all interested in seeing a doctor, I decided to switch to modified citrus pectin. I’m eating a lot of fermented foods and continuing with the coffee enemas and mineral supplements.

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  • Carolyn Young

    Hooray on all counts! So happy for you! God is good!

    April 4, 2018 at 4:16 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Amen! Thank you for rejoicing with me! 😊

      April 4, 2018 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Hailey

    I’m SO happy you had such a wonderful day!

    April 4, 2018 at 4:44 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Aww! Thank you so much for being happy with me! 💕

      April 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Kris Wenger

    Amazing! Gifts from Him for sure! He has brought you far within this past year! I am delightful for you two!

    April 4, 2018 at 4:47 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      I know! It’s pretty remarkable! 😊

      April 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Sarah C

    This is so incredible! So happy for you and how far you’ve come!

    April 4, 2018 at 6:11 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Thank you so much Sarah! 😊

      April 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • Hannah Ficarra

    I frequently seem to find myself weeping with joy when I read your posts over the healing you have experienced and are continuing to experience. We are rejoicing with you and Brett over each (seemingly small to many people) new gift that the Lord places in your hands and praising him for his faithfulness! We are so excited for you all ❤️

    April 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Aww… Thank you so much Hannah! This comment means a lot to me. I wish there was a tears of joy emoji. 💕

      April 5, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Ruth H.

    This is such exciting news! I am rejoicing with you. So encouraging to others who can’t go to church because of perfume, etc.

    April 4, 2018 at 9:07 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Thank you Ruth! 🙂

      April 5, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
  • James

    Congratulations! What a milestone in your journey. You are a real inspiration to all of us still working to get way from toxic mold.

    April 4, 2018 at 10:53 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      I’m so glad to hear that James! Thank you! 🙂

      April 5, 2018 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Mary Taylor

    So happy for you! Each step you have prayed about & stepped out in faith has brought you here! God is good!

    April 5, 2018 at 7:47 am Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Amen! Thank you so much Mary! 😊

      April 5, 2018 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Holly

    Wonderful! Yay!!!

    April 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris


      April 6, 2018 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Rebekah

    Interesting you can tolerate ferments! Happy for your positive progress!!

    April 6, 2018 at 12:51 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Thank you so much Rebekah! I’ve been able to tolerate high quality ferments since my early days of mold avoidance. Kombucha was one of the first things I was able to add back in. I think it’s really healing. 🙂

      April 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • Chris Barratt

    Whoo hoo Ana!! This totally made my day!! So exciting!! Praise Jesus!! Loud!!

    April 7, 2018 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Erin

    Oh yay oh yay oh yay!!! So glad you’re on the road to recovery!

    May 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm Reply
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