Note: This post was moved from my personal blog to Laura and I’s blog, which you are reading now.
Keep going! That is what I have learned today. Like may things I learn it has been a long time coming. Starting from early March when Laura and I moved to get out of a moldy apartment, one of the core lessons I’ve learned is that it is vital to keep fighting.
In March, Laura had been feeling a little off in our our apartment. We discovered a dishwasher leak that had caused damage to some cabinets. From Laura’s past experience with mold, I knew remediating is challenging and was not likely to get the apartment back to a good place to her. Fortunately we found an empty apartment that worked for us in the same building.
We spent the next two months cleaning everything we thought we could save and getting rid of what we could not. I noticed some variations in how I felt between before we moved and after we moved. A couple of weeks after we moved, I started working full time from home due to COVID-19. This led to my clearing out a lot and feeling much better then I had in ages.
Through the process of clearing toxins out I learned that when I’m relaxed in a clear environment, my vision is clear (assuming I have my glasses on). However if I start to react to something, my vision goes blury. Other symptoms follow like tiredness, brain “fog”, mental fatigue, and irritability. When I was exposed badly, I would want to just take a break, move slowly, deal with the problem later. Laura would push me to address problems quickly. When I’m molded, I feel tired and unmotivated and don’t want to dive into solving a problem.
What I have learned is this, dive into solving the problem when you are facing it. Particularly with mold or toxin related symptoms. When I wait, it just prolongs my non-functionality and makes me crash harder then I need to. If I dive in, and solve the problem, I end up feeling better in the end.