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   Posted 2/24/2018 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
2 weeks ago.

Had only a few hundred bucks. Used it to pay for hotels, then air b n bs for a few nights, then sisters couch for a few nights, now a friend's family's couch for a few nights. After that, I'm not sure.

The weather here is still not suitable for tent camping. I have no money and trying to raise some but not much so far and I need what I can get to pay for all the tests and doc's appt with a mold/CIRS/Lyme doc in another state.

Trying to figure out where to go from here/what to do. Sick and I'm tired of running. I brought nothibg with me from the house I feld. All my clothes, everything is there. I have no car to get around with. Up until now I wouldn't have even trusted myself to drive I was so out of it.

I need ideas on how to make money on the run like this and advice. I have no where long term to go to heal. My father's is the only option and it would need to be completely cleaned out and rehabbed. He neglected the house for years and is now so toxic that I can't stay there or even be there more then a hour without getting sick to my stomach.

My sister wants me to use the little money I raised so far to have his house clean. But no guarantee that I would be able to stay there after I spend all that money on it.

I know the water damaged house was making me much sicker. But now that I left , I don't know what to do. I'm thinking a little clearer then I i first left a couple weeks ago but still not clearly enough to figure out what I should do. I left my dog with my dad for now. But I miss him and I'm super anxious and depressed and scared my brain won't fully come back from all this.
And I was working hard detoxing in that house when I believed I was just dealing with Lyme. But it didn't matter at all and now that I'm on the run and left a lot of my supps and herbals behind, not sure what to do. I can't afford to replace it all. I need to work somehow but can't do that yet and especially not withoit a place to stay for sometime to let the inflammation and everythint calm down. And without testing yet, I don't know exactly what I'm reacting to.

Idk, just feeling really down and lost. And posted a gofundme on my social media and now feeling humiliated. Not many people knew before.

Anyone been through this with mold and lyme? Any suggestions or advice?

Thank you

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   Posted 2/24/2018 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Mergirl - I'm so sorry you're dealing with this.

Is there anyway you could stay at your sister's more long-term - as in a few months?
Until you could perhaps clear some of the toxins out and get back on your feet? Or at least till the weather is warmer and you can sleep in a tent in the back yard.

Having your dad's house cleaned may be a solution - unless of course it is badly contaminated...that could take a lot of money. And is the source of the mold going to be removed?
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   Posted 2/24/2018 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Girlie,

Can't stay at my sister's. She has a tiny one bed apartment and her landlord doesn't let any long term visiters stay. Only had a few nights then she said I had to leave.

My dad's is a disaster. I'm sure there must be mold there but not visible. I know years ago there was an issue there when wall paper was removed and the inside was painted. I had unknowingly been exposed there for years.

Now, not sure about source of mold currently but there's been what looks like a little water damage on the ceiling from before roof was fixed. There's been a mouse infestation and not cleaned up properly. Very potent , sickening odors in there. Would have to replace some furniture even if used. I mean, it really might not be worth it.

And for right now at least, his yard would be the only place I could camp. But wouldn't be able to use his facilities.

Really at a loss here.

Anyone know any herbal protocols for mold and lyme as well as any ideas what I can do here?


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   Posted 2/24/2018 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
There’s a group called “mold avoiders” on FB that may be helpful

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   Posted 2/25/2018 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks K07. I've been on the site.

Was trying to avoid camping in the winter time. I'd like to avoid it if at all possible but especially right now.
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