As I mentioned in previous posts the last few months have been a little rough on our family and subsequently Tattooedgeek. Several simultaneous events brought our whole world to a complete halt. Most importantly; after being sick for a large part of the summer Michael (Mr. Tattooedgeek) was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Secondly, our landlord put the house that we were renting on the market without informing us. We found out on a Tuesday morning in July when a team of Realtors showed up at our door at 9:00 am demanding a walk through. The next 6 weeks were a literal whirled wind of doctor appointments and Realtors. At one point Michael was seeing 7 different doctors. The exact day Michael was diagnosed with thyroid cancer we were informed that our house had a buyer and the buyer had scheduled an inspection for the following weekend.
The house our family had lived in for almost 2 years drastically failed it's inspection. The buyer quickly backed out of the sale. Afterward the inspector came to Michael and I and asked if any of our family were ill. We told him what Mike was going through. The inspector said that the house had a serious mold infestation in the basement and the air quality was seriously compromised because of it. He insisted that everything, even the thyroid cancer, was a direct result of poor indoor air quality in the home. He strongly suggested that we have an air quality test preformed. We did and the results were off the charts. While an average home has about 500-1000 airborne mold spores at any given time, our basement had a whopping 36,000! Mike's office/studio had 9,600 and our bedroom had 5,700. We forwarded copies of the air quality report to all of Michael's doctors. None of the doctors would confirm that the mold caused Michael to become sick but every single one of them said to move A.S.A.P. So we did.