Monday, July 29, 2013
I just wanted to give an update. I have been absent from SP for a little over a week and it feels like an eternity. The reason of my absence is that I have been very sick due to a serious mold issue in our HVAC system. In June we moved to a new rental home and both my son's and my indoor allergy symptoms went significantly worse since then. So I decided to have the air ducts of the house cleaned. When the technicians came out for the air duct cleaning, they discovered black mold within the AC unit, which they told me was a result of improper maintenance on a long term basis. They did not perform the cleaning, because that would have caused a lot more mold spores in the air. They gave us an estimate for removal of the mold and sanitation of system which I forwarded to our landlord. Thankfully, there was no fuss and we were able to have the technicians take care of it first thing on Monday.
However, spores had already been in the air all weekend and I was having severe flu-like symptoms because of that (sneezing, sinus congestion, sore throat and cough thanks to postnasal drip, severe headache, body aches, mild fever, fatigue, diarrhea). In short, I have been feeling miserable and I hope listing my symptoms was not TMI. Gladly, I am finally and slowly getting better.
I still have a cough which I hope will soon go away so that I can work out again. This was the worst I felt in years and came very unexpected. I am so glad that my boys have been at their grandma's house for the past few weeks, so they have not been exposed that much. My husband and I have both been very sick from this stupid mold. If you ever have any mold in your home, please remove it safely or have it professionally removed right away. Please make sure your AC system is maintained properly. The mold we had was caused by the system not draining correctly and water and dirt had been building up inside the unit. I know that whenever we move again, I will have the AC professionally checked before we move in. This better be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Glad to be back and hope this pesky cough will go away soon... I miss my workouts!