Monday, February 15, 2016

Dealing With Chronic Pain #8


So sorry about taking a few days to post about the Chronic Pain series. As I write I am trying to figure out how to get more organized spending some time on my blog, Grandma Rose, updating the about me section, adding a couple of more pages. A blogger's work is never done and I say this with great enthusiasm.

I went for a very short walk this afternoon. It's crunchy snow with the temperature rising steadily. On my walk to the store, I passed the oddest piece of trash, an opened box of a pregnancy test kit. You should have heard the thoughts racing through my mind but basically, they were all tied up in 'what the hell'? Interesting.

Continuing on with Dealing With Chronic Pain with DRESSING in mind.

8. When putting on pantyhose or a girdle, roll them down from top to bottom, then step in and pull onto your hips and unroll.

9. Dusting powder on the thighs makes pulling on pantyhose or a girdle easier.

10. Avoid tight belts, bras, or girdles that restrict chest and abdominal expansion.

11. Avoid tight neckbands, Ties should be loose, or replaced with a bolo or loosely tied scarf or kerchief.

12. Suspenders (braces) may be more comfortable than a belt.

13. Put rings or loops on zipper pulls, or get a special "zipper puller."

14. Many who are bothered by extreme temperatures may find cotton underclothing more comfortable than synthetic.

15. Use a bent coat hanger, reacher, or "dressing stick" to help with pulling up pants or retrieving clothes that are out of reach.

100 Exquisite Adjectives
By Mark Nichol

I love words and came across a list of them. I'm going to add a word a day to my posts as long as I don't forget.

Word #26 Endemic: prevalent, native, peculiar to an area

In a sentence: Ferns are prominent among the flora, about one-third of which consists of endemic species.