Mold Illness Treatment - Week 4 (Exciting Doctor's Visit)

This week has been amazing! I can not believe the improvement I have seen in the past week since getting apheresis.

In apheresis they run your blood through a machine to clean it. (I shared a short video of what it looks like here.)

Then, this week I had a colonic to clean out the toxins. Between these two things (and the daily treatments), I am walking more and more each day. I have been walking more and walking more normally.

I have been getting comments from the nurses and other patients that they see such a huge difference in my eyes and skin. My mood is better. I am normally a very driven person and the drive has come back. I've started thinking about business ideas (because that is how my mind works if I feel even remotely decent.)

I truly can't believe the difference.

Today we had a wonderful visit with my doctor. He said that I am exactly where he would want me to be in this stage. Here are the highlights of what he said:

  • My liver numbers are up a little but that's what he'd expect at this stage when we're pushing so many toxins out. If they start rising, he'll have to back off but as long as they stay where they are or drop, he's completely comfortable with continuing at the rate we are.
  • We have another apheresis treatment to clean my blood next week. He is excited to see how I'm doing after that and another colonic.
  • He thinks we have another 2-3 weeks and that's it. After that I will go home and he will work with my doctors back home for the next steps.
  • He is ordering the nasal spray for the staph infection. He can have it compounded without the ingredient that bothered me. I should just have to be on this for about a month.
Next, he discussed my environment and figuring out where we should live from here. He has worked with a lot of mold patients and they're all different so this is what he recommends:

  • I go home and see how I feel. There is an indoor air filter that he has recommended. He said for some people, this is enough and they feel great.
  • If I feel bad at my home, I go to stay at a friend or family member's house for a few days and see if I feel better. If I feel better, then there is something in my house or environment that is bothering me and I need to move. In the past, one of the places that I have felt best is at my father in law's house on a mountain in Cookeville (middle TN). If I can't handle living at home, I may be able to move here- just a couple of hours away.
  • If, however, I don't feel good at either of these places, I need to consider leaving the state and moving to a more sunny and arid climate. For us, that looks like southern Texas, New Mexico or Arizona.
Please keep us in your prayers. Please pray that God will provide the rest of what we need to wrap up treatment and get home. Please pray that I will continue to improve through the next couple of weeks and that we won't have to slow down. Please pray that we won't have to leave Tennessee, which we love so very much.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouragement!


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