I can relate to an extent! I started getting weird hives right after a microdermabrasion treatment, I had read it was so good for the skin and figured it would make it smoother..so I thought it was punishment for my vanity lol. I used to tell my parents most people wouldn't be able to deal with the stuff I've been through, but I'm starting to see the purpose for it all, and I have learned so much from these experiences that I can use to help others. I actually wouldn't want to trade places with anybody at this point, even though I still have health issues.
Btw I just watched the webcast on Oprah's site and it is really_ good. I tried to watch it last night but the connection was bad.