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Dress? What's a Dress?

Saturday, April 17, 2021

A sweet SP friend suggested that I use dresses/skirts instead of pants as it would be simpler after hip surgery. It made me wonder when the last time was that I even wore a dress, and I know any that I owned have been donated long ago.

But then I realized how much easier it would be and I found a couple of cute shift dresses online. Not even sure how/if they will fit as it's been ages since I've worn one. But thank you, SP friend. It's a much easier alternative.

I am going to see if I can delay my surgery for a month or so as I'm still recovering from the shingles nerve pain flare-up in the arm that the hospital will use for IV's. I also uncovered an awful issue that has gone on since 2014 after the recall of some hip parts - cobalt toxicity. So I don't want to have surgery until all of my questions are answered and I am completely at ease.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

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    Definitely want questions answered/ flare up addressed! And WTG on your shift dresses... bet you end up loving them ☺️
    23 days ago
    I get those SHingles flare ups on my back and they are so painful. Dresses are a great idea! emoticon
    25 days ago
    25 days ago
    I had 2 hip replacements, 1 in 2005 & 1 in 2006. They were Titanium & 5 years ago I heard they were issues & had a blood test. No one mentioned cobalt. Hip surgeries are hugely easier now & fast recovery. Good luck.
    25 days ago
    Skirts and dresses sound like a great idea. Waiting for surgery until shingles flare and questions are answered is also a great idea.
    26 days ago
    Good on you, better safe than sorry. It would be best if the shingles flare was completely gone as surgery can exasperate it. It is after all, its a major injury to your body, so good pre-care is a must. I was always given a dose of steroid to prevent my disease from flaring up. One interesting factoid: according to nurses, people with more weight on tend to do better with surgery than really thin people. The thing is, body repair burns a lot of energy and requires extra calories. I found this out after many surgeries, when in spite of lack of exercise, I still maintained my weight even though I didn't drop my calories. You need proper nutrition to heal properly..
    26 days ago
    You have to do what you need to do to feel comfortable in order to move forward. I am ready whenever you are. emoticon
    26 days ago
    I hope you get your questions answered. Shifts sound like a great idea after surgery
    26 days ago
  • LSIG14
    emoticon emoticon You definitely want all questions answered before you go - being unsure about any part of it will affect your recovery. Hopefully the nerve pain from the shingles flare will be gone soon so you can get your surgery done without anything extra to deal with!
    26 days ago
    OH my. Definitely have to get all your questions answered so you feel comfortable.

    HUGS my dear and good luck.
    26 days ago
  • READY201811
    Wise choices! Can’t go back but can always be as prepared as possible. Especially not needing more issues to have to deal with.
    26 days ago
    I worked in pre-op and recovery room for over 30 years and saw lots and lots of having their 2nd knee replaced and this is the first I’ve heard of cobalt toxicity! We did at least 150 per year. The incidence of this has to be extremely rare. I hope this info is somewhat reassuring to you. Your knee will never get better, only worse. Be safe and be careful. emoticon emoticon
    26 days ago
    Great idea about the skirts/dresses!
    Guess I don’t blame you for delaying until you are more comfortable.
    Have you tried Gabapentin for nerve pain?
    26 days ago
    Dresses are a great idea. They were definitely best for me after my surgeries, as were nightgowns vs jammies.
    26 days ago
    Same here--can't remember the last time I wore a dress! It's been pants for years and years. But we wore them a lot when we were little, didn't we?

    I've been absent for a few weeks from SP and didn't know you were going to have hip surgery. That must mean you've been in pain for a while, and I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that when you get your surgery (when you get over the shingles after-effects), you recover quickly and are soon able to enjoy life with less pain!

    26 days ago
    You will know when YOU are ready . ..
    26 days ago
    Skirts is a good option also. They can be more casual.
    26 days ago
    Yes to dresses! I wear dresses frequently and love them because they are so much more comfy than pants. Otherwise, I wear skirts.
    26 days ago
    Dresses have their uses. Not that I wear them often. I am more of a jeans and T-shirt kind of woman, lol.
    26 days ago
    LOL - I know exactly what you mean about dresses! I was at the company Christmas Party when a coworker did a double-take, peeked under the tablecloth where we were sitting, and then back up at me. "You DO have legs!" he declared. If I'd been a quicker wit I would have replied "I do, but the existence of YOURS is still up in the air."!
    26 days ago
    I love how diligent you are about doing the research. It is so important to get your questions answered beforehand. I gravitate more towards functional medicine and holistic alternatives. Personally it has worked well for me so far. I am not opposed to conventional medicine, but only when absolutely necessary. You have done your due diligence to be sure.

    Have an awesome weekend!
    26 days ago
    sorry about the shingles nerve pain smart to get your answers in talk to your doc or nurse at office ivs can go into any hand and they may have some quick answers for you with out delaying surgery dresses are a great idea
    26 days ago
    26 days ago
    I don't know if I have a dress either.
    26 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I have not worn a shift dress in a long time. I always liked them. Good luck with your surgery. So sorry about the nerve pain.
    26 days ago
    That's a great idea---for wearing a shift or something that slips on easily. Nothing constrictive. Sorry to hear you had shingles---and other things going on. I can understand you wanting to get all your questions answered----and getting all the ducks in a row. I like to think of it as 'tying up loose ends.' .. That should offer relief. Otherwise, enjoy your weekend.

    26 days ago
    Great idea to wear dresses after your surgery. Hope the nerve pain subsides soon. Good luck with the surgery
    26 days ago
    Wearing dresses instead of pants is an excellent idea.
    Get your questions answered and the reassurance that you need.
    Have a relaxing but fun weekend.
    26 days ago
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