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Continuous baths were one form of hydrotherapy used in mental hospitals beginning in the early 1900s. This was derived from a German spa treatment where people would spend a few hours to even a few days surrounded by flowing water. A canvas covered the top of the tub so a straightjacket wasn’t needed. Sadly this method of treatment was phased out by shock therapy and chemical drug treatments.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and I am on a mission to raise as much awareness and money as I can. People often ask me why I care so much about childhood cancer. I’ll tell you why. Could you imagine having to watch your sister, brother, daughter, son, niece, nephew, someone close to you be pumped with poison as the life drains out of them? Not even knowing if it would save their life. Day by day watching them get more sick. Watching each strand of hair fall out, their body lose all their color and the child who use to run, play and laugh lay there completely lifeless? The poison being pumped through their body that is supposed to save them actually causing them heart failure, kidney failure, secondary cancers and sometimes death. Watching them be too weak to sit up, eat or even move. Could you imagine sitting by your child, niece, nephew, or siblings side after being through all that and still not even know if they were going to make it? Praying, hoping, wishing they just live to see another day. Could you imagine them looking at you with those beautiful big eyes that use to sparkle and are now dull as they beg you to help them but you can’t do anything? You tell them it will be okay when you aren’t even sure of that yourself. You hold their hand and kiss their head not knowing if it will be the last time you ever get to do that. After all that you have been told that they have achieved remission. That doesn’t free them from cancer though because of lack of funding the harsh treatments they had to go through causes them to have to endure years of side effects. Everyday you live in fear not knowing if the cancer will come back. Your worst nightmare comes true and your child has now relapsed. The doctor tells you there are no more options. There isn’t enough funding for childhood cancer and there aren’t enough treatments due to lack of funding for research. Now without any other options you have to watch your child die and suffer. You sit there as they say I love you and take their last breath. I don’t know about you but I can’t imagine ever having to go through that. That is the heartbreaking reality of childhood cancer. That is why I will never stop fighting for these kids. This reality needs to change. You might say well this has nothing to do with me. Let me tell you cancer can happen to anyone. These families were just living their everyday lives when their child, sibling, ect. got diagnosed. Why wait until it happens to you? KIDS ARE DYING. Every single day. 7 kids die every single day. 42 kids are diagnosed everyday. Will YOU help join the fight to end childhood cancer? These kids need us to be their voice! Will you go GOLD and help spread awareness? Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids and they get less than 3.8% of funding from the government. There isn’t enough funding and kids are having to use hand me down adult treatments causing them many side effects. Together we can change this. I beg of you to please help. Please don’t just read this and turn the other way. You can’t tell me that you’d be able to look into the eyes of a child fighting and not want to help them. Let’s end childhood cancer. “You can choose to look the other way but you can’t say you didn’t know”.
Please even donate $1 gofundme.com/gogold

Thetruth365.org
Therononthompsonfoundation.com

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Courteney

Product: Organix Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Mist 

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Stars: ★★★★★

What you liked about the product: This product smells absolutely delicious and I don’t even like the smell of coconut. It’s a very light smell and fades a bit after spraying. Don’t worry - it doesn’t smell like sunscreen or spray tan lotion at all. Because it’s in a spray bottle it’s very easy to use and you only need a few light sprays to make it work. I’ve used it on both damp and dry hair and both are very effective. For dry hair it helps to get rid of any flyaways and adds a natural shine that isn’t greasy looking. For damp hair it really helps to lock in moisture and hydrate hair. It really helps damaged hair and adds some strength back into it. I’ve used it for about a week now and have already noticed a difference in how soft and shiny my hair looks!

What you didn’t like about the product: Just be careful when spraying it on as a little goes a long way. My mom tried it and she has finer hair and felt that it made her hair a bit on the greasy side even though I thought it was very lightweight. I will say that some of the Organix products can be a bit on the heavy side with oils, but this seems to be the lightest of the ones that I’ve used.  

Would you recommend the product: Yes

Where you purchased the product: Walmart

How much you paid: $5.75

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Pamper your locs with an all natural hot oil treatment. I use olive & coconut oils. Heat for 30 seconds, just until coconut oil liquifies. (Be careful not to heat too long). Pour warn oil all over hair & massage into scalp. Cover and let sit for 30 mins. (Sitting under the dryer is optional) rinse and VOILA!!!!!

Product: Garnier’s Moroccan Sleek and Shine Oil Treatment

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Stars: ★★★★★

What you liked about the product: I’ve been using it 2 or 3 times a week since Christmas, and my hair feels AMAZING! I bleach and dye my hair a lot so it was pretty dry and frizzy, but this product made it extremely soft and shiny. I feel as if it has literally repaired the damage, rather than just a temporary thing.

What you didn’t like about the product: As with all oil products, your hands will feel greasy after. But that’s all.

Would you recommend the product: Yes

Where you purchased the product: It was a gift, but Garnier products are sold at most drug stores and wal-marts.

How much you paid: I got it for christmas, sorry :(

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So far, so good:)

The doctor changed his mind about the phenol at the last moment, saying he was concerned it might damage surrounding nerves in places we don’t want it (bladder, colon, legs), and said he wanted to try one more drug combo first. So we ended up with more lidocaine and this time, added steroids. He also used four times the amount of medication than usual in my spine, so maybe that will help too. He said he would rather another physician do the phenol, and I was grateful that his ego didn’t get in the way of that.

So, for now, I have my fingers crossed that the added steroids will give me a longer period of relief. As usual, we’ll know within 24 hours.

Thanks for the well wishes and support!

xoxoxo

Product: Nioxin Hair System Kit for Fine Hair

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Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

What you liked about the product: This product is designed to restructure your hair and make it grow in thicker with emphasis on scalp nourishment, and believe me you FEEL it work.  That’s part of what I love about it, is when you shampoo/condition your scalp with this product it’s like chewing super minty gum but for your scalp.  It’s hyper stimulating and feels brisk and cool, but when you get out of the shower you really feel the tingle.  I have been using this kit for about half a year, and my thin norwegian blonde hair has doubled in thickness.  I cannot emphasize more that this product is the kind that must be used over time but the results are incredible compared to before.  Hair is thicker, shinier, and MUCH STRONGER noticeably.

What you didn’t like about the product: The first time you use it, the chill of the scalp nourishing may be uncomfortable and feel like it is “burning” or irritated but you don’t notice it after the first time.  This is mostly just because other shampoos don’t increase circulation at your roots.  I have absolutely no other complaints outside of that though.

Would you recommend the product: Yes

Where you purchased the product: http://www.drugstore.com/nioxin-hair-system-kit-for-fine-hair-system-1-normal-to-thin-looking/qxp340806?catid=183838

How much you paid: $44, but it’s on sale right now!

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