As some of you know I am an allergic asthmatic. I also have an inflammatory autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondilitis. It is attacking my spine and other joints. Like my hand elbows shoulders and feet. Specifically my Achilles tendon and the tendon that attaches the Achilles to the bone inside the heel. I also have it in my right big toe. Tendonitis and bursitis and osteoarthritis. Sacroilliac joints as well. Very painful to walk. Like asthma wasn't enough!!!!
Anyway my chiropractor sent me to a shoe store that has a pedorthist. They help you find shoes and supports that help you with feet etc conditions. So I had an appointment yesterday to see this person. I get ready to walk in the store and here's a dog sitting on a chair. If I wasn't in so much pain I wouldn't have gone in. So I walk in and ask if the dog was someone's pet and he says yes!! I say well I'm highly allergic and can't be around animals. He had me go to the back corner of the store. My asthma didn't flair but I've been sneezing more than normal. I don't think I can go back to that store for concern that next time if my allergies are flared so much that it could trigger my asthma. A place I don't want to ever be in again.
I plan on writing a letter. Thanking him for his help. And telling him how I feel about pets. I feel if a store has pets in it they should post this on their doors. This way an allergic person knows this before walking in. This way they can decide if they want to go in or not.