Since that incident, my animal allergy has periodically continued to make my life miserable. Like when I was a senior and couldn't show up to finals, because my eyes had swelled shut after I petted my cat the night before. Or two weeks ago, when I went to shadow my friend Christy at her job in Denver and didn't even touch her cats, and ended up with a grotesquely swollen eye. I went to her school the next day looking like Quasimodo without the hunched back. Not to mention my general inability to own a pet, or the fact that I look like the mean person whenever I visit people who do own pets, since I can't touch them. Sigh.
Well, today, I took a step to make all of that change. I went to Eagle-Vail's Holistic Clinic to see Dr. Wignall, whom I've heard works miracles. Dr. Wignall uses all sorts of things to re-set his patients' bodies, so they no longer experience adverse reactions to things. For example, our friend Bec, who suffered terribly from Celiac's Disease, can now eat bread! Our friend Mia was allergic to her boyfriend's hypo-allergenic dog (I am allergic to the same dog) and isn't any longer!
When I visited, I first described my symptoms--like itchy nose and throat, and swollen eyes, etc,etc. Then Dr. Wignall had me hold some brass-looking rod in one hand, and went through a computer program with all sorts of things that could be out of balance in you, like hormones and glands and allergies to different things including foods and plants. Then he pushed another sensor against my thumb and the computer would register my reaction to the different things. It seemed really weird, but a few things that I didn't even express concern about showed up as out of whack with me--like sleep hormones and eggplants.
Next, I went into a room where I had to lay down on a bed and hold vials of different things. Well, the first thing was organs, and I guess it's kind of like a control test. They had me hold up my hand in the air and resist their attempts to push it down. That was easy. Then they added the dog, cat and horse vial to my hand. I could not, for the life of me, keep my hand up in the air. Then, I rolled over and they rolled something over my back and did something with lasers to open up my energy field. Then, I rolled back over and they did something else with lasers again over different specific points on my body to close my energy field. I could actually feel the lasers. When I was tested again holding the animal vial I was really strong! I then had to hold it for ten more minutes and am not allowed to be near animals for 25 hours. I know it sounds kind of bizarre, but I have heard so many first-hand accounts from friends that it really works, that I can't afford NOT to try it!
My hope is that some day, relatively soon, I'll be able to own a pet other than Spuds (pictured above). Yes, it's cool that he lights up, and I'm pretty sure a real pet probably wouldn't be able to do that. But at least a real pet would be fluffy and warm and want to go for walks! My first test will be next weekend when Dan and I go to Kansas City---look out Bernie and Joey--here I come!