My husband has brought up an issue to me, that I sort of want opinions on, because our point of view on it vary quite a bit.
I use an epilator for removing hair on my legs and underarms and such. It's sort of like an electric razor - except it has a whole bunch of mini-tweezers on it that pretty much yank the hair out rather than just cutting off the top. The epilator has made keeping my legs smooth soooo much easier. I can spend 3-4 days using it in a row to get all the hair gone so my back doesn't suffer all at once. I can use it sitting down - in any room of the house as well. With the epilator I don't have to worry about
trying to get one leg up to shave it and having the other leg give out, and the whole other mess of things that have and will happen again if I choose to shave and not epilate. My legs also stay smoother longer - meaning less time killing my back shaving.
So using the epilator isn't the problem. That was just a "this is what an epilator is".
The problem is that if the hair is long enough to use the epilator - and I'm having a really bad day pain wise, I will actually grab the epilator to use because it's so painful. It's painful enough that while I'm using it the pain distracts me from my back pain enough to actually almost be relieving. When your having hairs pulled out strand by strand it's not exactly a massage - and my mind tends to focus towards that pain rather than the back pain.
My husband thinks that this is a dangerous behavior. He says it reminds him of kids "cutting" themselves. I don't see it as anything dangerous - but he's worried it might lead me to more dangerous behaviors.
What do you guys think? Does anyone else do anything even remotely close?
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)