Those of you who know me probably know that I am back in college and changing my career due to severe and life threatening allergies. What you might not realize is that over the past 2 years I have been increasing in health and physical stability due to a wonderful medical doctor who practices a natural allergy elimination technique termed NAET!
Being at college, symptoms have returned (fortunately, none life threatening), so I went in for a treatment today. One thing they can do is test to see if you are allergic to something new in your environment (as long as you can bring it in.)
Sure enough… YES paste was one of the main culprits (used to matte nearly everything we do and it is on all the matted art posted on the walls at school.) Somehow I kinda guessed that.
The other thing I suspect is the perfumes that I sit in class with for 4 hours at a time. Some students just load it on not realizing what it can do to people around them. It is a hazard I have to deal with…at least it is not 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Think maybe I could haul some of them in to Dr. Honan to be tested? “Hey, Doc, I am bringing my whole class in! Can you tell me if I am allergic to them?”
Oh…and after some online searching on forums, Yes Paste is not considered archival!!! It yellows. Ok… time to do some paste research!
I’m sorry we haven’t gotten back to you after your lovely e-mail contact. (You’ll be happier if you send things to MY in-box – it won’t get buried!)
You’re a great blogger and it’s fun to see someone else’s interpretation of assignments that Rachel has already done!
This blog caught my eye because my mother got hit with environmental illness at menopause and it took her several years to work it out with Henry Wright’s BeInHealth ministry. Moving to the desert has helped a lot, but she’s too far from family. I hope she can visit us just once before she gets too old.
Anyway, I think students would respond well if you announced your allergy problem. 4 hours is a long time, esp. if combined with paste! I run from perfumed people – migraine triggers for me! 🙂
As we say in France: “Bravo et courage” as you continue down your new path with Jesus at your side! (And what is the name of that wonderful art book?)