About broomsticked

Real Witch, Mom of 3, Tribal Belly Dance Instructor and Professional Spell Caster! :-) for Testimonials and Reviews https://broomsticked.com/2016/12/19/archive-1-reviews-and-testimonials-for-jessa-the-hoodoo-honey-of-the-real-witches-and-broomsticked-spellcaster-and-psychic-reviews-set-1-2007-to-2017-ebay-and-you-tube/

Not witchcraft related well could be if you sell supplies etc. The great Ebay vs Poshmark vs Vinted vs Mercari sales race.

So I did a little experiment. When I fractured my ribs I over bought sundresses lol

As that was about all I could wear I kept 2 I really do like and put 4 up on eBay Mercari and Poshmark

Just to see what sold where.

I also then put up Sage wands at all 3 .

So far 1st Sundress just sold at Mercari.

We will see how this all turns out!

Mercari

So far is the winner at this point 2 out of 4 sundresses have sold here

I have also added Vinted to the mix now.

So far Sage is not selling.

Im gonna look through my supplies and see what else I can list so I can report back

So far still impressed with Mercari

Mercari

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A Witchypoo with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

A Witchypoo with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Well first lets make this easy and call it HS most of us that have it cant spell it or pronounce it. So don’t feel bad.

It’s a skin auto inflammatory disorder in which there is no cure. Although not fatal on its own the infections from improper medical care can in fact be deadly. There are 3 stages which are hard to describe without charts and graphs. Stage 2 and 3 involve what we call tunneling. Some refer to it as a Auto Immune disorder, but current research is showing it to be Auto inflammatory.

I want to focus my words about HS more as a person living with it. I am still stage 1 but knocking slowly on stage 2. I set out on a mission to try and stay stage 1 as long as possible.

My personal story is not as dramatic as many peoples.

Things you need to know HS itself is not contagious. It is not from bad hygiene. Yes being over weight doesn’t help as obviously sweat and friction does irate it. But if you watched American Idol this season a very thin 19 year old male had fought HS since early childhood. So no its not always hormone related. Although women often do find some birth control to either help or hinder.

There are no true generalizations about HS, diet helps some people, others not much. Quitting smoking has helped some , others no help or actually made worse.

Yes many with Chron’s disease like myself or diabetes seem to be more prone to HS but many with out HS have no other health issues.

HS is not fully understood

The other things often not known is yes most people with HS can have low sex drives from painful bumps, embarrassment, low self esteem and as it progresses dealing with pain daily. Flare ups can cause fevers and wide spread body pain .

It can tear up a marriage and as a mom make a simple fun bike ride with your child sheer hell.

Please if you have been going through this alone here is a website to look at and has link to support groups I am in many myself and I credit all I have learned from them from still being in Stage 1 and only having one staph infection after too much hiking and not enough big Band-Aids.

Most doctors will tell you 3 medications , no cures just things used to lessen flares.

Humira which I myself read the side effects and even with double Chron’s disease and HS said no, I’m good thanks.

Antibiotics, I did 2 weeks on Doxycycline when I did get my first staph infection . It did help I wont lie. But the problem is eventual antibiotics resistance. There is no cure and your going to be dealing with this life long and if your only in stage 1 when and if you get to stage 3 and antibiotics no longer work you might seriously die of a infection.

So I like so many HS warriors try to only use antibiotics when absolutely needed.

So what the hell do you do ?

I am going to talk to you from Stage 1 perspective but here is what is working for me and my regimen. I have not started working on fading old scars yet. I cant afford it and I am happily single after being assaulted and having my disease thrown in my face by my ex. I am going to be 46 , I have a daughter we love our life.

I have no need to impress anyone. Yes my thighs look like a cheetahs lol I don’t care but I will include some products from the support groups that everyone seems to agree on.

The only thing I am going to skip over that I do is a red and blue light therapy and ultra sonic device I own , I don’t do it consistently enough to honestly recommend yet

I will only include the things I am sure help keep me in stage 1

I am using amazon associate links. I am a single mom on disability and the things are not covered by Medicare

And I do not get rent assistance so that takes up my disability check for the most part and am still waiting on back child support on 2 children. Not a sob story just explaining HS can be pricey and money made through using my amazon links will only be spent on HS supplies.

I do sell some art on line as most of you know I’m a professional spell caster, I don’t make much on either after supplies, I also taught belly dance till HS and Chron’s took over but I will be starting to teach belly dance again for those with medical issues for free on you tube soon.

So no I am not cheating or committing disability fraud. These things are hobbies that keep me sane and alive HS and Chron’s have fairly high suicide rates and being a hardcore fan of Nirvana Soundgarden and Alice in Chains and many Seattle groups and Robin Williams etc, typical Gen Xer I do what I can to fight and stay alive for my children.

I think I spend about 100 a month total on my HS on Amazon alone. That’s not doctor co pays or anything like that so every little bit helps.

Ok basics

Advil, Ibuprofen

Ok be careful guys especially my age with kidneys but when it comes down to it, it is a actually anti inflammatory and a necessity.

Bleach baths/ Bleach Shower Sprays 2 times a week was recommended to me by Urgent Care.

My general doctor is really old and seems to know nothing about HS so I spend a lot of time at my local Urgent Care. They know a lot more. For a bleach bath half a cup to a full tub of water soak 15 mins.

I personally with severe adult adhd can’t sit in a bathtub for 15 mins. So like I do for witchcraft I make shower sprays! A medium sized spray bottle with maybe a tablespoon of bleach. I spray on wait a few minutes and hop in the shower. I try to do this 2 times a week.

Hibiclens This is the real magick potion of HS. You will use this the rest of your life! I use mine daily but its too drying for some so at least 2 to 3 times a week

Https://amzn.to/2WpPnb2Hibiclens

Vicks vapor rub nightly if possible but not on open bumps or bum or bits oh you will regret that.

For bum and bits Zinc oxide I am a Destin max girl myself but if you really don’t want to explain why you have diaper cream …Here is a adult version

Https://amzn.to/2WttVStZinc Cream

Turmeric paste a proven Anti inflammatory that I have fallen in love with. I go through like 4 tubes a month. Keeps flares to a minimum.

Https://amzn.to/2XDM0hVTumeric Paste

Anti bacterial band aids for when your draining. If I had I had these on hiking trip I might not of gotten staph

Https://amzn.to/2WtdllQAnti bacterial bandages

For serious walking like at Disneyland etc or swimming with a open bump. Band-Aid Hydro Seal they are pricey but magical. Treat your self for your worst flares when you have to still walk or even under arms.

The Magic Band Aid

Cotton no seam shorts for under dresses ect these are nice in lieu of underwer

Girls I am sorry but usually jeans and cute panties are first to go

Im not gonna leave a link as its too complicated with sizes etc

Welcome to laluroe leggings and and cotton shorts lol

Monistat ..summer under boobs those flares can get yeasty put a lil monistat on if itchy

You can also use for thighs in summerWay cheaper then Monistat

I just found a generic going to order myself tonight!

Boob towels love them can stick hot pads under and wrap it up lol

Tata towel

If you are going to work on trying to fade old scars Merderma seems to be the favorite.

Merderma

Just know yes this disease is depressing but with the right tools. Even if it’s just bleach baths and Hot pads you can still live and enjoy life. Stay strong you’re a HS Warrior!

Update my newest love White Sage Spray for its antibacterial properties in relation to Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Sage Spray

Not one bump all week!

New Testimony and review for spell casting services. Spell Caster

Hello Beautiful, Wonderful, Sweet, Kind, Intelligent, ALL AROUND Fabulous Jessa!!!😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

K was due yesterday, (40 weeks)…I say June 12th…. GOD, Thank u, I’m tearing up..NOTHING is as AWESOME as a healthy newborn!!!😊😊😊😊

Also! C is just finishing a BIG teak job, n he was approached by a rich man….He loved Cs work, n OUT OF THE BLUE! ..offered him a good job, scheduled for tomorrow…

I am in SHOCK n AWE Jess!! YOU are the BEST of the BEST!! I AM gonna be ordering MUCH more, for a LONGGG …..time!! I thank GOD for you, THANK you Jessa!!:):)Xoxoxox

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Really made my day Thank you D

Amazon affiliate Associates links my Experience.

So Im gonna share what I’m learning as I go here.

I decided to play around with a few things. Amazon Associate or as most of us would call it Affilate links.

Now let me say this first as a Hoodoo Electic Spell Caster. I think Im going to start calling it Hoodoo Fusion lol

There are many supplies I try to buy locally from local stores. The problem is other then one for rocks and stones that I love. Rocking and Rolling in Carson City

We don’t have any really great supply stores.

Now being Hoodoo Kitchen Witch Fusion.

I often get supplies at grocery stores. Latin markets. The Dollar store.

But when it comes to books to learn new things or Tarot Cards or even a few personal favorite supplies I like most of us do use Amazon

Sometimes eBay I have a few favorite sellers.

But 90 percent of the time its Amazon.

So I want you to know if I review a product and post a affiliate link Im not doing it just to get rich. Trust me you dont make that much lol

And I get nothing for you just clicking on it. You have to put it in your cart then buy it within a month lol

And even then were talking 3 to 4 percent. But I figured since I do buy the kids Birthday and Christmas gifts there why not try to make a few extra bucks for the holidays and I also buy my Hidradenitis Suppurativa medical supplies there which can get pricey. So earming even a few bucks a month for just telling people about products I do love. How hard is that?

But I did want to make clear I do not link anything I dont love or use.

Im not here to try and make a career out of this.

Im a Artist and a Spell Caster and a off and on Tribal Fusion Belly Dance teacher. Im actually because of my medical issues going to be doing gentle Goddess style Belly Dance for those of us with medical issues or just aren’t ready to go too crazy but want flexibility and stress relief and to reconnect with our Divine Femmitinity and Senusality again.

That’s a You Tube channel project which btw yes I looked into monetizing my YouTube channel, I have plenty of subscribers but apparently you need 4000 hours of people watching your videos to even be reviewed. Im at like almost 300 lol

So it will be a bit before I can tell you how that goes.

But just remember if your like me and not tech savy and just have a little blog like this and are going to add links for products you love or find useful and would tell your friends about anyways. Check out Amazon Associates or whatever shop you shop at if they have one. It all adds up and its not actual work if you really love talking about products you love.

And if you don’t like doing that then no it may not be for you lol

Im gonna add some products here and why.

Also a book I really want to buy but haven’t had a chance yet but anyone that has read it would love to hear your reviews.

Ok my video showing how I use and feel about The Tarot Card Decks I do have affiliate links for.

Tarot Card Decks Review

The links for the Tarot Card Decks reviewed in the above video

Earth Magic Tarot Cards

https://amzn.to/2YLN5

The Housewife Tarot (Best Deck Ever)

https://amzn.to/2EB4V5w

Messages From The Angels ( I kinda switch it to Ancestors and Guides)

https://amzn.to/30O94MS

And my personal Sage Wands I buy for smudging unless local farmers marker has good deals on them.

Sage smudge wands

https://amzn.to/2EkVN4X

There are many more books and tarot decks I will be adding as I go

One I personally love is a Deck of Cards by Charles Porterfield

https://amzn.to/2Hpo24m

Hidrandentis Suppurtiva Story of Stage 1.

Most of you are like wth? I actually just posted my first vlog on the YouTube channel The Real Witches about my own battle with Stage 1 HS.

I have found Vicco Tumeric Cream to be a total life saver.

I want to post a link here and eventually a few more to certian Amazon products I feel are a must have for anyone starting this journey!

But first up is Tumeric cream its also amazing for RH arthritis and Anti aging Skin Firming and Adult Acne.

I love this stuff!

Its sheer magick:)

I will be attempting to make my own and selling it in shop but I wanna make sure mine is as good of quality as this brand.

Till then please use this link to purchase.

Vicco WSO Tumeric Cream