Palmer Hyperhidrosis is continued from last week. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body. Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Excessive sweating may be episodic or continuous. Hyperhidrosis of the feet is Plantar Hyperhidrosis and often happen in conjunction with the hands.
For the 2%-3% of the population who have hyperhidrosis, however, the sweat glands don’t shut off. They sweat even when the circumstances don’t call for it: when they’re in air conditioning, or while they’re sitting and watching television. Some people even tell their doctors that they sweat in a swimming pool.
Well, what does that have to do with gels? Well, small water droplets started to form around her cuticles. Surprise! gels and water don’t mix. The process was a two-finger process. Two fingers were polished, then placed into the LED lamp, set gel(15 sec). By the time the moisture formed around the cuticles, the gel had set. After the thumb, one minute. The final result was a great looking basic French, clear base and white tips. I loved the challenge.
I recently encountered a young woman who wanted a French set of gels for her vacation. I was more than happy to oblige. As I checked her nails before going under the LED, I noticed that I could see the nail at the cuticle without any product. All five nails! The gel had pulled away from the cuticle or the product was separating. I apologized, removed the gel, cleaned the nail and reapplied the base coat. Thinking, ‘I might not have removed all of the oil from the nail plate.’ Again, the product pulled away from the cuticle. I noticed she kept wiping her palms on the towel. This time, I thought some nail filings was bothering her. She admitted that her hands and feet sweat a lot, all the time. She was my first client to want gels with “sweaty palms”. However, I’ve had many clients that has moist hands or sweaty palms. My mind was racing. ‘How was I going to make this lady happy with her set of French gels?’
This condition is known as Palmer Hyperhidrosis. Excessive hand sweating can be a serious problem both in social settings and everyday functional activities such as opening a door, writing a paper, driving, computer usage or signing your name. These are just a few examples of how palmar hyperhidrosis can affect a person. Many activities we often take for granted.
Normally, your sweat glands produce perspiration that’s carried to the skin’s surface when the air temperature rises, you develop a fever, you’re exercising or you’re feeling anxious, nervous, or under stress. When those factors are no longer an issue, the nerves that signal sweating are put on hold. But, not for those that suffer with “sweaty palms” and feet.
Can we do anything really about what we worry about?
We spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences but less time, more medicine but less wellness. We read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values… These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, of fancier houses but broken homes. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life; we’ve added years to life but not life to years; we’ve cleaned up the air but polluted the soul.” ~~~David Myers
What does that really mean? How does that help us in our Christian walk?
The testing or trials we undergo come in various ways. Becoming a Christian will often require us to move out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. Perseverance in testing results in spiritual maturity and completeness. This is why James wrote, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2). The testing of faith can come in small ways and daily irritations; they may also be severe afflictions (Isaiah 48:10) and attacks from Satan (Job 2:7). Whatever the source of the testing, it is to our benefit to undergo the trials that God allows.
However, when we are in the middle of these situations, our only prayer is often, ‘How long O LORD’? Instead, we should ask, ‘What am I to learn from this’? Be mindful in your difficulty.
Once opportunity is lost, it won’t be repeated. Each opportunity is a test of the vision of the that person. What happens when you don’t take your opportunities seriously? Who do you trust to fulfill them? GOD…you? Opportunity doesn’t shout, it whispers, and our ears must be attentive. When opportunity knocks, it doesn’t kick down the door, and we had better be alert to open the door. Or, we just might miss it.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “It might have been!” ~~J. Greenleaf Whittier
What plant did you save and keep alive? My Mother Dear had a perfect green thumb. She could plant a dry stick and it would bloom. She was a great plant lover. And, I hated everyone of them when I was growing up. Now, I wish I had paid better attention and, maybe I wouldn’t kill my plants.