Things to Consider When Buying a Wig in Anticipation of or Following Chemotherapy

Individuals who are confronted with losing their hair from chemotherapy or radiation therapy frequently select one wig and afterward substitute wearing the wig(s) with caps and scarves. Keep in mind, hair will grow back, despite the fact that its thickness, surface, and shading may not be equivalent to its condition before treatment.

How should I deal with the anticipation of losing my hair?

Ensure you know whether your treatment really leads to hair loss. Not all chemo causes hair loss.

On the off chance that your hair is long, consider having it trimmed short so that changing to a wig or other head covering will be less noticeable.

Hair by and large drops out two to three weeks after the first chemo treatment.

When it begins dropping out, consider having your head shaved (utilize an electric razor to keep away from cuts). This can cause you to feel more in charge and holds you back from awakening to discover irritated hair all around your head.

You might see that some hair might start to develop back between medicines, only to ultimately drop out once more.

Hair ordinarily develops back around a half year after finishing chemotherapy. Your new hair might be curlier or straighter, thicker or better—or even another shading. Normally this change is only in the present moment; with time your hair will probably return to the manner in which it appeared before treatment.

Where would I be able to purchase a wig?

Search the Internet for wig stores. In case you are stressed over privacy, inquire as to whether the store has one-on-one help accessible for cancer patients who are picking a wig. Some might even have a private area for trying on wigs.

Selecting a wig prior to beginning treatment

Take photographs of your present hair style.

Save a lock of hair from the top front of your head, where the hair is lightest, on the off chance that you need to coordinate with your wig to recreate your current look.

Utilize normal light—outside or almost a window—to choose whether a wig coordinates with the pattern.

Measure your head with your hair wet or slicked down.

Ensure your wig is customizable, as your head may ultimately seem quite a bit smaller once your hair has fallen out.

Selecting a Shade

The decision of shading is an individual one. However, be courageous! Presently is your opportunity to explore a new look without paying for a long, costly salon color session. You may choose to attempt a wig in another shading and find yourself extremely satisfied with the outcome.

Styling your wig

Prior to styling, consistently fold the entirety of the hair behind your ears.

If necessary, have a stylist trim the bangs and style the wig to make it look more natural.

Prior to styling long straight wigs, shower delicately with a wig conditioner and utilize a wig brush, beginning with the finishes first.

Use scarf groups and other hair embellishments as you would with your own hair.

Really focusing on your wig

Only wash your wig with shampoo made exclusively for wigs.

Wigs that are worn every day ought to be washed each ten to fourteen days, and all the more regularly in case you are utilizing a great deal of hair spray and styling cream.

After washing the wig, allow the wig to dry on a compact wig stand­ so that air can circle through it­ without washing out the conditioner. Wig conditioner is also helpful for wigs. It ensures the fiber and expands the existence of the wig.

Remember that wigs, particularly those that are synthetic, may take eight to twelve hours to dry.

Wigs ought to consistently be put away on a stand; not in a plastic pack or in a container.

No more “terrible hair days!”

While losing your hair might be terrifying, numerous individuals might appreciate attempting styles and tones in a wig that they could not have ever set out to attempt with their own hair. A few individuals purchase more than one wig and change wigs to suit their temperament, their outfit, or an event.

Wigs consistently look great; there are not any more awful hair days. Indeed, numerous individuals keep on wearing their wig(s) after their hair comes back, particularly when they don’t have the time to consistently style their hair.

For further information on this topic, please call Wig Palace at (423) 894-0157 or visit them online at thewigpalace.com.

13 Ideas for Churches to Consider During the COVID-19 Crisis

The news and our personal conversations are now being fully monopolized by the Covid-19 virus. However, as believers, fear should never be our response.

It is one thing to have a healthy respect for illness and what it can do to our lives. We should do that – and be wise in preventive measures. However, the Bible contains three hundred and sixty-five references to God telling his people to “fear not.”

Because of our faith in a mighty God, we should be the people, “who keep their heads when all about you are losing theirs.” We should be a model to the world of how to respond.

We have put together eleven ideas for churches to consider during a time in which our communities are in a heightened state of fear and concern.

  1. Plan for a realistic timeline: Unless things radically change, we are looking at weeks more of increased distancing and isolation. On the plus side, this gives us a planning window. Have special plans for September that include socially distanced get together or Zoom meetings.  Use October for a different focus. Sketch out your November with further engaging but safe church activities.
  2. Minister to those with COVID-19: Make a plan for how you will minister to those who are sick. Many pastors are already wrestling with this. With distancing rules, consider incorporating phones, videos, and think about how to have care packages delivered. Many will get the virus and recover. If health experts assure us that the recovered have immunity (and if they are willing) those individuals with confirmed cases and have recovered may become the ones best equipped to encourage the sick.
  3. Communicate hope, and report only facts: When our community is in a state of fear and uncertainty, we have a great opportunity for ministry. We have a marvelous opportunity to speak in terms of our hope and confidence in God through this season. Fear is a psychological, emotional, and spiritual battle. We have the opportunity to offer comfort. Additionally, be sure to communicate accurate information. Sources such as the CDC and WHO should be the ultimate source for facts. It is important not to spread misinformation unconsciously.
  4. Consider economic impact: In these times of economic distress, members of our community may seek assistance and support from their local church. Counselors, support groups, and benevolence ministries are all opportunities for church leaders to become a resource. 
  5. Know or find out who the community partners are in the field. This may also be an opportunity to establish a crisis needs fund. Many will be out of work and miss paychecks. Students who rely on school programs for meals will go without sustenance. If the need is wide enough, church leaders could ask for special gifts to serve the needs of people in crisis.
  6. Take precautions to protect the vulnerable, and remember the lonely: Several churches are setting up task forces with medical professionals to announce slight changes. This is an example of a “Short Term Activated Team.” These types of action steps ensure your congregation is informed and shows them you are being proactive. Additionally, consider those in your church who may be lonely. Twenty eight percent of American households have only one person. People in these circumstances may have little interaction during these weeks. Develop a phone call routine. Enlist others to consistently help.
  7. Go digital, and be creative: This is absolutely an opportunity to expand online efforts. Use simple streaming tactics, or pilot multiple online, digital communication strategies that keep people connected and encouraged. This first starts with worship streaming.  An alternative to investing in live stream equipment would be to partner with other local churches who have live-stream capabilities. Then, funds can be saved to serve neighbors facing economic hardship during this time. Furthermore,  be creative with the arts. It has been amazing to see many musicians do mini concerts online and via Facebook. Could one’s church team produce a five to seven minute encouragement online in this way? Build a special Spotify playlist of worship songs focused on God’s presence, healing, and salvation. Share it widely via social media. Consider a “daily dose” audio podcast that is a daily message of prayer, affirmation, and teaching (two to five minutes). Use Instagram and Facebook Live to stay in communication. Consider having worship leaders calling to play a song for someone who is sick.
  8. Tap into small groups, and minister through the people: This is the time for small groups to shine. Let them figure out Google hangouts, Zoom calls, and other methods quickly. Encourage them to meet MORE frequently than normal. Give the leaders some slide decks to do some church announcements. This is a great opportunity to get people focused on caring for friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Ask, “As you find people impacted that we can serve, would you please let us know?” This reporting system could be met with the response of many possibilities. However, make sure to follow through with any promises made. False promises of help will discourage members who are eager to serve others. Be bold with sharing the gospel.
  9. Teach about giving: During times of crisis, giving is undoubtedly affected. Use this as an opportunity to teach regularity in stewardship. Ministries still continue, and missionaries still need support, even if the church is not meeting regularly. Additionally, churches are still in need of loyal stewards who will walk with church members through thick and thin. Many churches are already utilizing online giving. This is a great time to remind one’s church how easy it is to set up and use. Prepare an easy step-by-step guide for using online giving as well as setting up recurring giving, and include it in daily communications.
  10. Issue a mission of the day: Post on social media or the church’s website with a mission they can participate in each day. Bake something for a neighbor, write a note, give a neighbor one’s phone number to call if they are lonely. Place the note in a plastic bag or envelope and tape it to the mailbox. Serve those neighbors in some creative way. Then ask for reports of how this went for those who tried it.
  11. Consider drive-in or drive-thru options: With the right set up and good social distancing, this could be a real possibility. This takes some creativity and work to set up but should be considered. Drive-in options can be utilized for prayer or for a large service (if you have the technology). Parking lots can be used as well as drive-in theaters or any place wide open that allows enough space.
  12. Plan for pregnant women, kids, and families: Some church members may be pregnant with a child right now, so consider special touches to reach out to them. Perhaps organize a virtual shower through a gift list and zoom. Furthermore, with no youth sports or schools open – consider the myriad of opportunities with digital outreach for kids. These could include story time with a pastor at nine a.m. and an eight p.m. Bible lesson every night. One church said they are encouraging “family worship time” every night at a set hour with a broadcast for ten minutes that has a guided session for families.
  13. Finally, pray for revival! Crises can also lead to reawakenings. Most people come to faith during a crisis, or at some turning point in their lives. This could be a marvelous harvest season if we respond not from fear but with compassion and boldness.

What to Expect When an Offender Receives a DUI in Tennessee

Driving drunk, otherwise called “driving under the influence” (DUI), is unlawful in Tennessee. The DUI laws in Tennessee include blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits for adults and minors, criminal sentences with prison time and fines, driver’s permit repudiations, and implied consent to alcohol testing for all drivers. 

BAC Limits 

Tennessee has a blood alcohol level at which the state assumes the driver is intoxicated. This is known as a “per se” BAC and is set at .08 in Tennessee. Likewise, having a very high BAC, in Tennessee of .20 or above, can bring about more severe punishments. 

For minors and adults under the drinking age of twenty years of age in Tennessee, the state has a “zero tolerance” strategy. On the off chance that an individual under the age of twenty-one has a BAC of .02 while driving, regardless of whether or not they are intoxicated, the individual can be found to have committed a DUI. In the event that an adolescent (sixteen to twenty) is seen as liable for impeded driving, their license will be suspended for one year, they will get a $250 fine, and the court can mandate community service.

Punishments and Sentences 

Tennessee possesses required prison time for first-time DUI offenders. At a minimum, offenders will get forty-eight hours in prison, unless one’s BAC is .20 or higher. At that point, the sentence is seven days. Be that as it may, a first-time DUI can ultimately lead to a sentence of eleven months and twenty-nine days in prison as well as a $350-$1,500 fine. Additionally, the offender’s license can be suspended for one year. Furthermore, DUI offenders are also required to attend an alcohol treatment program. 

A second DUI leads to at least forty-five days in prison, a compulsory fine of $600-$3,500, and a license suspension for a year. When the offender does get their license restored, it is limited to going to work, school, court-ordered rehabilitation, and/or court-ordered community service. The offender’s vehicle can be seized beginning at the offender’s second DUI. 

A third DUI offense conveys at least one hundred and twenty days in prison (greatest under one year), $1,100-$10,000 in compulsory fines, and license suspension for six to ten years with no chance of getting a limited license, for even limited necessities like work. Fourth and ensuing DUIs are lawful offenses that will get the offender at least three hundred sixty-five days in prison, a $3,000-$15,000 required fine, and an eight-year license suspension with no restricted license available. 

Additionally, the appointed court authority can arrange compensation to any individual hurt by the offender for any DUI. Furthermore, getting a driver’s license after a DUI includes many expenses, including, but not limited to, a $100 reestablishment charge.

Implied Consent 

In the event that a DUI offender will not submit to a blood liquor test when pulled over by a police officer, they can have their driver’s permit repudiated for one year for the principal offense, two years for the subsequent offense, and two years if the accident brought about real injury, regardless of whether or not it’s the offender’s first offense. In the event that the accident killed somebody and the offender declined a blood alcohol test, they might have their license suspended for several years. Additionally, a police officer can affirm different components that demonstrate the offender’s inebriation, regardless of whether or not they submitted to the test.  These components include the smell of the offender’s breath, visible alcohol in the vehicle, and the offender’s behavior.

As a rule, denying a blood alcohol test will not assist an offender with keeping away from the outcomes of driving under the influence. Only not driving drunk can shield a potential offender from these punishments. 

Have More Questions About Tennessee DUI Laws? Converse with an Attorney 

In the event that a DUI offender is confronting a DUI accusation in Tennessee, it is to their greatest advantage to connect with an accomplished DUI lawyer close to them for the purpose of examining their case and finding out about legal alternatives. It is very conceivable that a skilled attorney might have the ability to successfully fight the offender’s case and get them back on the road far before anyone thinks is conceivable.

If you or someone you know has been pulled over for a DUI and are in need of legal representation, or if you simply have further questions regarding driving under the influence,  please call the DUI experts at Logan Thompson in Cleveland,  TN at 423-716-6261 or find them online at loganthompsonlaw.com.

The Importance of Being A Luxurious Provider

To live a giving life is the most ideal life there is. Sometimes, it is too easy to get caught up in the circumstances where we realize somebody has a need that we do not believe we can meet, even if they have specifically requested assistance. Just because one may not be able to help them monetarily does not mean one can not help. Individuals generally have something to give. 

There was a young man who concluded he planned to go see Jesus, so in the morning he stuffed his sack lunch of five grain portions and two fish, figuring it would deal with his appetite as the day progressed (John 6). In any case, later as he remained in a horde of thousands watching Jesus, one of Jesus’ devotees moved toward him and said, “Child, I see you brought a lunch, and Jesus is requesting it. We need to take care of this load of individuals.” I’m certain the kid thought, “Would you say you are joking? This is barely enough for me.” Nevertheless, he set what he had in the possession of Jesus and that tad of food was duplicated and took care of the colossal group. 

One might not have precisely the thing somebody is asking you for.   However does one have a hand they can loan? Would one be able to give a little assistance-maybe share a lunch? Does one have an urge to put somebody on their feet? Perhaps it’s simply time. Here and there, time is more important than cash. Maybe a sister simply needs an empowering word. Does she require her sibling to simply plunk down for fifteen minutes and lend a listening ear? Possibly she simply needs to hear, “Indeed, you can do it.” 

We are never flat broke on the grounds that we serve the Creator of the world. We need to have the plentiful mindset of a luxurious provider since when we put what we have in the possession of Jesus, regardless of how extraordinary or little, it has an effect on individuals’ lives. It may very well be holding the entryway open for an outsider and making proper acquaintances. It very well may be giving a striking supplication for them for the sake of Jesus. Just let one’s individual light sparkle, and marvels will appear. Soon, connections will be repaired and new entryways open. 

Be a luxurious supplier.  Have the attitude that says, “I might not have precisely what you need today.  However, I have ideas.  I have some assistance. I have an empowering word. I have something I can accomplish for you.” Then watch God take a little and feed a huge number.

Five Steps to Take if an Injury Has Occurred in the Workplace

Workplace-related injuries can happen anytime.  Consequently, it is ideal to be aware of the proper way to file a worker’s compensation claim. Below are five steps to help guide an injured individual through this process.  

  1. Stage 1: Report the workplace injury immediately. 
    It is essential that workers report a physical issue to their boss quickly. Much of the time, businesses and worker’s compensation insurance agencies attempt to deny claims if the injured worker fails to report the injury promptly. 
  2. Stage 2: Inform one’s primary care physician that the injury is work related. 
    A person suffering from a work related injury seeking medical care, should contact their primary care physician immediately and inform them that the injury occured in the workplace. Likewise, the injured should ensure that the PCP records this data in their clinical notes from the primary and all other visits. Much of the time, businesses and  insurance agencies attempt to deny claims if the principal clinical note excludes documentation that the injury is work related. 
  3. Stage 3: Present written statement of the work related injury.
    It is always a good idea to leave a paper trail, especially when the law is involved. Make a printed statement that is dated and signed detailing the event and submit it to the manager or HR. Keep a copy for your records as well. 
  4. Stage 4: A journal should be kept of all missed periods of work, all expenses and any travel undertaken for the purpose of dealing with the injury.  
  5. Stage 5: Contact a lawyer who specializes in Workers Compensation.  

Undergoing the process of filing for Workers Compensation can be confounding and upsetting. Insurance adjusters are prepared to look for and to record statements that can be utilized against the injured in their case. It is at this point where proper legal representation is essential. 

Logan Thompson will assist the injured in filing their worker’s compensation claim.  They will complete and file all of the required forms, manage any communication or dealings with the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance agency, and ensure that the injured is getting the treatment they need to recuperate.  Additionally, Logan Thompson will fight for the wages the injured deserve while unemployed. Logan Thompson remains with the injured throughout the entire case and strives to ensure that the injured receives the maximum settlement deserved.  

For more information on filing a worker’s compensation claim, please contact Logan Thompson at 423-476-2251 or find them online at loganthompsonlaw.com

Six Reasons to Utilize a Wig in One’s Daily Beauty Routine

For quite a long time, people of all ages have been taking advantage of wigs. This product is rapidly becoming as typical as hair coloring, acrylic nails, and body-shapewear.

Following are six reasons why individuals might decide to utilize a wig in their daily beauty routine.

  1. Boundless styles. Change your hair in a moment, without making a lasting responsibility. You can pick a wig that upgrades your normal hair, or that says something with a striking, new look. In any case, you have absolute authority over your style, head to toe.
  2. Accommodation. The time spent blow-drying, fixing, twisting, treating, shading, styling, and keeping up with one’s hair can amount to more than one would expect. Wearing a wig can (in a real sense) allow for more hours in the day that can in any case be utilized for… anything one desires!
  3. Diminishing hair. All kinds of people can experience the ill effects of balding for an assortment of reasons, including hereditary qualities, hormonal changes, sickness, and the effects of medications. Numerous individuals believe hair to be an imperative piece of their general appearance, and wigs can shroud the diminishing of hair and reestablish certainty.
  4. Security. Wearing a wig can ensure the wellbeing of one’s hair, as there is no compelling reason to keep harming it consistently with destructive styling and coloring techniques. Wigs can likewise ensure one’s spending plan, since numerous salon appointments are no longer required.
  5. Fun. Wearing a wig overall is a pleasant method to tidy up one’s style. On the off chance that one appreciates Halloween, outfit parties, disguise balls, cosplay occasions, or actually like playing “spruce up,” wigs offer unlimited freedoms to really change a personal look entirely.
  6. Proficient execution. Entertainers, artists, and performers of numerous sorts frequently wear wigs to change their search for the jobs they are depicting. A wig can add a component of Hollywood allure, projecting a sensational, “awesome” impact.
  7. Reward Benefit: The purchase and utilization of a good, quality wig ensures that the wearer will likely never have a bad hair day again!

For more information about the various applications of a wig in one’s daily beauty routine, please call The Wig Palace at 423-894-0157 or find them online at www.thewigpalace.com.

Personal Care Facilities Slowly Opening to Visitors Following Outbreak of COVID-19

Personal care facilities have steadily returned to welcoming guests, permitting inhabitants to reconnect with their friends and family following quite a while of detachment.

Visits presently can not seem to get back to their pre-pandemic standards, especially for occupants and guests who have not yet been immunized. Temperature screenings, social separating and an accentuation on outside visits are standard convention at numerous offices. However, government authorities in March refreshed appearance proposals to ease limitations on indoor visits and to permit occupants to embrace or clasp hands with their friends and family without precedent for a year. In April, they opened the entryway for immunized inhabitants and guests to rejoin without wearing covers and without social separating. For some, that change implies a re-visitation of relative regularity without precedent for over a year.

In reporting the proposals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) referred to far and wide immunization accessibility as one explanation that authorities accept that indoor, maskless visits will be more secure than in months past. Broadly, COVID-19 contaminations and passings in nursing homes have consistently fallen lately, and offices that get government assets through Medicare and Medicaid installments have finished a progression of antibody facilities overseen by a bureaucratic association with CVS, Walgreens and different drug stores. Specialists accept far and wide antibody accessibility has eased back the pandemic’s spread in nursing homes — however many recommend a level of group invulnerability is additionally a factor. More than 1.4 million long haul care inhabitants and staff have contracted COVID-19.

In any case, the government proposals aren’t commands. Also, paying little mind to an office’s immunization status, state arrangements fluctuate. There can be immense contrasts among offices even inside a similar state. A few states and personal care facilities expect guests to round out extra administrative work, to consent to appearance arrangements or to introduce negative COVID-19 test results before they enter the office. Others have additionally cut out rules for fundamental guardians, who can sidestep a portion of the limitations forced on different guests.

Some personal care facilities opened to guests more rapidly than others. In any case, direction for personal care facilities has been comparable at the government and state levels, and visiting admittance to personal care facilities likewise changes among states and even among facilities.

A Family and History of Service

Durham’s Wrecker Service, with the help of their two sons Tim and Ray Durham, was founded by Mac and Freda Durham in 1971.  They have been in business ever since.  They offer the best auto repair in Lafayette, GA.  Durham’s Auto Repair specializes in transmissions, engine work, air conditioning and more.  

The Lafayette Train Depot represented the first site of business and the business later moved to West North Main St.  In 1992, the business settled on its current location at 501 South Duke St.  Mac, Freda and Ray have since passed on and the business today is run by Tim, Sherry and Chelsea Durham.  With more experience and expertise than any other auto repair and wrecker service in the area, their services and prices simply can not be beaten.  

Sodium Hypochlorite and Some of Its Uses

Sodium Hypochlorite, generally known as bleach, is most regularly utilized as a cleaning agent. It is mostly known as a wide range sanitizer that is powerful for the sanitization of infections, microbes, growths, and mycobacterium. It is also used for bleaching, cleaning, and deodorizing.

Sodium hypochlorite is a main ingredient for pressure washing exterior surfaces.
Using high or low pressure, sodium hypochlorite solution assists in eliminating mold, mildew, algae, grime, dust, mud, and soil from surfaces such as siding, concrete, decks, fencing, and many other surfaces. Sodium hypochlorite cleans and protects surfaces leaving remarkable results.

Sodium Hypochlorite is available in the Chattanooga area at Pro Chemical Products, located at 702 E. 13th St. For further information about this chemical and its various uses, please visit their website at prochemicalproducts.com or call 423-265-4966.

Step by Step Instructions to Wash and Care For A Synthetic Wig

Step by Step Instructions to Wash and Care For A Synthetic Wig by Wig Palace of Chattanooga, TN

Washing synthetic wigs, for many, seems inconceivable. Normally, one might imagine that it should only be worn a couple of times before it begins to demonstrate wear and should then be tossed out. Synthetic wigs have made considerable progress, and a decent one can last from six months to a year. Furthermore, a wig can be worn an average of sixty times before shampooing. An enormous part of wig care has to do with proper washing and appropriate upkeep. The following are steps meant to aid in the best way to wash and care for a wig.

Instructions to Wash a Synthetic Wig

#1 Preparation

One can begin by filling the sink with cold water. Pour a quarter size of shampoo into the cold water, mixing the shampoo and water with one’s hand. Only shampoo the wig with appropriate wig products.

#2 Washing the Wig

Immerse the wig and let it soak for about fifteen to thirty minutes, depending on how sullied it is. Do not wring or manipulate the wing in any way.

#3 Rinsing the Wig

Follow by rinsing the wig with cold water by holding the wig under the running faucet until the water runs clear.

#4 Conditioning the Wig

Always condition one’s wig. Fill the sink with cold water. Pour a quarter size conditioner in the cold water. Mix the conditioner and water with one’s hand. Immerse the wig in the water and let it soak for twenty minutes. Do not rinse the conditioner out.

#5 After Conditioning

After conditioning, take the wig out of the sink, lay it on a towel and blot out the access moisture.

#6 Drying the Wig

Do not comb or manipulate the wig. Grab the wig in the front and shake it. Afterward, hang the wig on a wig stand to dry.

#4 Clothes washer? Think Again.

In case one is contemplating placing a wig in the clothes washer, reconsider and afterward think once again. One should never place a wig in the clothes washer or dryer.

For further information about keeping one’s synthetic wig clean, please call the Wig Palace at 423-894-0157 or find them online at thewigpalace.com.