I have had some very good laughs reading the replies. Big Lucy cracked me up talking about "covering up the girls", and yes I am known for doing away with a bra when possible. There again you must have shirts that fit just right so it is not so obvious that you are enjoying freedom. But, sometimes its a must to put one of those on. Lucy is right, its going to be awful when she has to completely dress again, lol. I just wish there were more comfortable ones out there. Oh yes, most definite about the pull on pants, buttons & zippers are totally out of question at this point. You know what would happen with one hand trying to to get pants unbuttoned and unzipped would not be pretty or dry, lol.
I do have many pairs of slip-on type shoes but stay out them mainly because my dogs like to walk in the back of my shoes and have nearly caused me to fall more times than I like to remember. I have this big footed female golden retriever that has to walk right behind me and she is always stepping in the backs of slip-on shoes. I have told her there is room for one foot only but she does not listen, lol. Speaking of shoes, its been many years since I have owned a pair of Sketchers. My hubby one summer came home with a pair of Sketchers sandals and the darn things were so heavy they hurt my legs (calf muscles) so I ended up giving them away. After that I never bothered looking at Sketchers again.
I think Chart may have nailed the bra problem with the husband. They are more skilled at removing them. If memory serves me correctly, they thought they were really cool if they could unsnap one single handed. I managed to get one off before the caste was put on and omg, he had it hooked crooked leaving one snap undone, go figure that one. He wonders why I walk bent over,lol.
I have considered turning my office in to a padded room lol. At least if I fell perhaps I would not break a bone.
My biggest problem with being on oxygen is the two dogs that are inside. They trip and tangle up in my long hose that is attached to the tank and I get so tired of having the hose yanked out of my nose, lol. Its really like being a dog on a leash with the long tubing, but when I am downstairs I have a hose long enough to go into two rooms. My female is still very much a pup, but she is huge and has no clue of her size. She gets wrapped up real easy in the line and she has also eaten my line a time or two. I do have a portable and I do not like it, I cannot be hands free with it, it has a bag but its for shoulder use only plus I forget and bang into things with it in the house-so the portable is out of question. I just fight with the dogs over staying away from my hose.
The lovely psoriasis is really getting to me. I cannot get it completely healed before another outbreak hits. I have two new areas on my face now, on the forehead and cheek, my hands and feet are in horrible shape. The skin becomes so thick, its like a callous, then it breaks open resulting in a lot of raw skin. If I am out in a store I try to hide my hands because they look so bad. At least with the feet I can keep these covered with socks & shoes. I have it on my left hand and there is a spot inside the caste that I cannot reach to get any of the ointments on it. I am still waiting to hear from the dermatologist as to what he plans to do at this point. I just want it gone.
I hope everyone is having some low pain days. Mine are not because of this crazy Tx weather. The barometer is all all over the place.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.