Oye! Recovering from these MT exposures has been rough. We went to Alamogordo on Saturday and unfortunately all the stuff we got was cross contaminated as was our truck inside and out. We went to Socorro to return everything Sunday. All the stuff went into the back of the truck and as we went over the mountains on the way, the toxins kept popping making us feel really rough again and contaminating another round of clothes. We got new clothing and towels from Walmart, went to town, ran around to work up a sweat, and got showers.
The new totes we got to transport everything in were contaminated from the popping toxins driving home so we couldn’t tolerate them in the tent. We enjoyed some mango margaritas last night. Unfortunately, we didn’t feel great (my leg pain came back) so we’ll take a longer break from alcohol while we’re healing from the MT exposures at least. My right shin is really painful. The Socorro Walmart didn’t have the blankets we wanted so we decided to wait and go to Alamogordo again once we lost more bedding. That didn’t take long, by morning Wesley and I had each contaminated a sheet, blanket and sleeping bag. This stuff is crazy!
Because we no longer have the constraints of laundry to be home by a certain time, we were able to work on finding contamination in the tent and on our porch. We got the new propane stove moved in and the old one cleaned up for storage. I did routine cleaning of totes and tables. There was a really bad spot on one of the tables under the drying rack. My guess is it’s from the water dropping and piling on the table. When the well was having issues, sometimes our option was to get water from the uncovered tank on the foothill. It’s rusty and likely has more Cyano from the ever blowing dust like the green tank in there pasture we’re in. My guess is that there was Cyano on the table and when I cleaned it. It popped a bunch of toxins that if we weren’t a sensitized mess, would’ve likely gone unnoticed. We reorganized totes because the new totes needed to be returned today.
We didn’t head to Alamogordo until this afternoon, but we got a bunch of bedding bc it’s highly probable that we’ll continue to kill clothing and bedding for a bit longer. We got enough that we should be able to stay in Lincoln county at least for a few days. The thing I wanted to get today, but couldn’t figure out was paper towels. I got my super icky feeling like my guts we’re going to get really upset. As soon as I got rid of the paper towels, I felt better. We’re now out so the heater got lit with toilet paper instead today.
The house where we shower was bad today. We went out to do our run today even though neither of us wanted to go, but the air felt bad so we went back. It was a NE wind at least part of the day, and while that makes the ranch amazing, it’s not amazing in town. We decided to skip the run and just shower quick and head home. We were able to bring the totes in the tent today. Whoo hoo! We’ve certainly returned allot of totes recently bc we couldn’t tolerate them by the time we got home. Another awesome thing we learned today is bad exposures need to be washed off the truck both inside and outside. We detailed the inside right away, but forgot to hit the car wash yesterday so we washed the outside today. It was so much better after that!! We still could feel lots of Cyano on the way home, but nothing like on the way down. Our guess is MT sensitized us to everything, including other toxins, and once it wasn’t on the outside of the truck, that helped a ton.
I feel like we hit a good milestone in healing and decontamination of our bodies, truck, and living space today. Nothing’s perfect, but here’s for hoping we can mostly stay around the ranch a few days to heal up more. I’d sure rather hike through the hills on the ranch than run! We’re encouraged after quite a few discouraging days.
I’ve been reading Ana Harris’s blog from their mold avoidance journey and that’s been great. I’ve also been able to share some lessons learned on the FB Group so others can learn from our mistakes and wins. I’ve had some ladies from the group reach out on FB messenger. It’s been fun to be able to share some things that’s been shared with us by our mentor. He’s all for us teaching people what he’s taught us. Just like kids sometimes hear things their parents have been saying better from other adults, mold avoiders hear things differently from another new avoider vs an admin of the group. I’m hoping God opens the door to be a coach for mold avoiders at some point in the future. I’d really rather do that than chiropractic bc so many slammers pursue natural healthcare and I’ve had problems with that before this level of mold avoidance, but we’ll see how God provides.