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Re: How to know real sickness/fake [Re: ConnieT] #196994
08-22-2018 09:20 AM
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I bought an air filter thing, wore the facial mask the past 2 days and as long as I don't get within 5 ft of him, I do pretty well. I took Benadryl 2 nights in a row but I feel drugged in the mornings so I'm not doing that unless I can't take it anymore.

Still trying to figure out what is bothering me from his breath. He has thrush now and is being treated for it and I keep asking for a list of medications so I can try to pin this down but no list after repeated asking. Will go find the meds and write them down myself later today.

I'm not alone in this struggle as we are dealing with this in real estate. One client almost needed an ambulance as she appeared to be having a heart attack from mold in a house. Another realtor and I are the ones who test houses for everyone else now. We know as soon as we step in a house, sometimes before I even step into the house, if it has mold. I hate being so sensitive but have been my whole life.


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Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
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Re: How to know real sickness/fake [Re: ConnieT] #196999
08-22-2018 05:33 PM
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When I was house hunting, I must have looked at 30+ houses with my limited house buying budget. I went in some pretty scary places and after the first couple scary, dark, moldy disgusting basements I started not even going down to look if I didnt really think the house was a good fit for me. I sure wouldnt want to be a realtor who had to go into those awful basements.


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Re: How to know real sickness/fake [Re: ConnieT] #197002
08-22-2018 06:00 PM
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House hunting can be scary, for sure! Realtors are brave folks! Here's a funny for you, Connie, if you want ... when I was looking for my first place (my mother and I decided we'd both be happier if I moved out, LOL, before she got remarried ... I was just finishing up college, and wanted to lose money in a mortgage instead of rent), we looked at all the small houses in our area. We found the most adorable, gorgeous place downtown, convenient to everything, just above our price point, sold by the sweetest old couple. My mom had a rule that you should always peek in the attic, though she admitted she couldn't articulate WHY she had that rule ... it just seemed a good thought. So we peeked in the attic ... and every beam in that attic was charred through! Clearly they'd had a bad house fire at some point, and done some fantastic cosmetic work on everything but the attic ... which is why it looked so great. They pretended surprise, that they had no idea it was like that, or why. We decided to pass on that one ... no way to verify structural integrity ... but to this day, I wonder what on earth the story behind that burned attic was... and who ended up with it ...


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Re: How to know real sickness/fake [Re: ConnieT] #197003
08-22-2018 06:15 PM
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oh my!! thank goodness most people hire an inspector these days to discover those treasures!! haha. Des Moines just had a flood recently and one of our realtors was selling a house there. basement flooded. homeowners swear it was bone dry....nevermind the squishing sound as the buyers walked on the carpet! The sellers weren't going to let the buyers out of the deal but we hired a lawyer to get them to back off. Mold is such an issue these days on top of meth. A meth house will always be dangerous and stigmatized but people don't mind lying if they want to sell. Buyer beware!

Thanks for sharing your story...the nightmares we realtors never want to encounter!


Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
Re: How to know real sickness/fake [Re: ConnieT] #197032
08-27-2018 04:05 AM
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I'm sure my husband would be glad to go back to where he thought things were horrible....I'm struggling to listen to his painful responses to his suffering. This got hard fast.


Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
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