Yes @Issie !! Life altering is an understatement even. My husband and I feel like refugees, having to leave our house (hopefully just for now, until it gets remediated properly), and start over from scratch. It's mind boggling.@Lissa, sorry I haven't been here much either. Sadly it has been almost 3 years since my exposure and I'm just now starting to feel like it isn't as much of an issue. I had to get rid of nearly everything that had been in the moldy house. The spores are so small, once you are so sensitive, even a tiny bit will create a crash. We sunned and cleaned and still many things just had to go. Even my clothes, many of them, had to go. People don't realize how life altering this is and how much it can affect someone.
It's not just the loss of possessions and household -- there is a whole 'nother level to it, in that - it's not like it burned in a fire and is gone, it's all just sitting there covered in toxins. No matter what you wish you could grab and save, it might make you sick again. There is no telling without trial and error, and how quickly we learn that so many things are just not worth the risk.
Finding an apartment and moving out has helped in the immediate short term - yay. But we continue to have flares, and are having to figure out what is causing it. Spending every waking moment in damage control mode. The list of things to aquire, replace, and take care of is endless. We have not had a moment of rest in almost 3 weeks now.
I'm running purely on adrenaline, and having to take on more because now my husband is compromised too. Luckily for him it is mostly cognitive stuff, and he's still able to work. But -- we make a crazy team when paired up and trying to accomplish all that needs to get done. It takes HOURS longer because we are so scatter-brained, ADD, and moody -- not to mention that former logistical prowess (for both if us) has gone out the window! It's like herding cats to get ready to go somewhere.