It’s been an interesting time. We’ve come upon what we think has been a mold inundation in our home. We became intensely itchy whenever we were in the place. Nothing was visible. The exterminator said it wasn’t bugs. We began filtering the air and it helped, but the damage was done. Our clothes, the carpets, the furniture, the books – everything was contaminated seemingly through and through. We would find our clothes to be itchy when we put them on if they had not been washed immediately before putting them on. We would find our sheets unbearably itchy after sitting for the day and would have to wash them before we could go to bed. The story goes on and on with horrible details about how uncomfortable this all was. But in this brief message, I want t0 focus on the health impacts.

We have been tracking my experience and my Aunt Kathy’s experience throughout this. Kathy has had a lot of attempts at success with doctors, symptoms, treatments, food changes, and anything that could help with her difficult symptoms (more were not as bad for reasons that emerged later). To understand what has been going on as reported by Kathy and, as I’ve discovered, the various consequences through human physiology, I found 1. That I could understand and retain a lot of information in my mind, and 2. I could no longer talk about it in short bites. Even long conversations would just overwhelm the person I was talking to.

To understand the situation better myself and to be understood by doctors and others I created this Sankey diagram. It is a flow, in this case, from cause to effect, cause to effect, through the body from initial impact to subsequent health impacts and symptoms.

Your Diagram TitleAldehyde → Head Pressure:

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