Day 64 | Dealing With Mold Exposure

May 12, 2017

We slept in a truck parking area last night next to the highway. The air was surprisingly fresh and we didn’t feel so out of place now that we have a big van. 🙂

This morning Brett got some work done while I waited around. Unfortunately, Brett no longer has a computer and has to do all his work from his iPhone. That’s hard enough, but we also only have one phone at the moment and are having to share. It’s really hurting our productivity. We’re definitely going to need to get a new computer and another phone in the near future. His old computer was really contaminated from our moldy apartment and I could definitely feel it. We decided to ship it to my parents so that they could back it up and sell it for us.

After Brett finished recording his online lessons for today we started on the road back to Wyoming. We stopped in a town along the way to try to pick up some items we needed from Target. Unfortunately, I reacted badly to the town and we had to leave empty handed. It made my my brain feel like it was being squeezed, put me in a bad mood and left me feeling exhausted. Such a waste of time and health!

Thankfully, mold avoidance has given me the tools I need to deal with these kind of exposures. All I have to do is rinse my head, face and arms immediately and change my clothes. It’s definitely inconvenient (and cold!) but not nearly as traumatizing as some of the other treatments I’ve endured.

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  • Natalie Julson

    Praying for you, always Ana

    May 23, 2017 at 6:29 am Reply
  • Lizbeth E.

    Oh, I’m so sorry! It must be hard for Brett to record his YWW audio sessions. I’ll keep on praying that you would be completely healed.
    Love from a YWWer.

    May 23, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Ann

    What do you do with the clothes after an exposure Ana? Throw them away? Just curious. 🙂

    May 24, 2017 at 2:18 am Reply
    • Ana Harris

      I just put them in with the dirty laundry and soak them in Downy Free & Gentle fabric softener next time I wash clothes. It has quaternary ammonium as an ingredient which is supposed to bind to biotoxins. I don’t usually need to throw anything away but there have been a few times when things still felt contaminated after washing and sitting in the sun for a week. In that case I threw them out.

      Also, I do keep the dirty day clothes separate from the dirty sleep clothes since it’s important to keep your bed and sleep clothes as pristine as possible. I wash the pajamas separately.

      May 24, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply
    • Ana Harris

      And by the way, Sara Mattson gets the credit for teaching me this method.

      May 24, 2017 at 10:16 am Reply
  • EHoofl

    Me too, what do you do with the clothes after an exposure? Thanks!

    May 24, 2017 at 8:24 am Reply
    • Ana Harris

      I just answered above! 🙂

      May 24, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Leslie

    As someone who might find herself wandering thought that area sometime in the next year, would you be willing to name the town?

    May 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Sure Leslie! I sent you an email,

      May 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • Kayla Lawrence

    You remind me a lot of the Israelites in the desert. They had to cleanse themselves all the time too. Your case won’t last forever, though, will it? Prayers. Cold water makes me cringe.

    May 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm Reply
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