For Those that Wear Support Stockings... - page 3

Do you wash them on the delicate cycle in the washer? (and avoid the dryer) I'm getting tired of handwashing these things.... Read More

  1. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Also, Bipley, if I'm not mistaken, I think some of the medical supply companies will help measure you, etc.

    Just out of curiosity, have you talked to your pcp about this? I always get suspicious when things are unilateral like that. Plus, hangin' over your shoe???!! That's bad! Are you taking care of yourself, nurse?...lol
  2. by   Bipley
    Quote from Kelly_the_Great
    Also, Bipley, if I'm not mistaken, I think some of the medical supply companies will help measure you, etc.

    Just out of curiosity, have you talked to your pcp about this? I always get suspicious when things are unilateral like that. Plus, hangin' over your shoe???!! That's bad! Are you taking care of yourself, nurse?...lol
    I kinda wondered about the unilateral thing but it happens so often (so not a DVT) and I'm still kicking that I really don't worry about it. Except for the fact that it is obvious and fugly. Have to ALWAYS wear pants and shoes where it doesn't show as much and never dresses. I'm tired of it, I want normal looking ankles. I want to SEE my ankles! BOTH of them!

    I was reading in this thread about Jobst stockings so I bid on some on eBay. I won the auction about 10 minutes ago... $10.59!!! Considering how expensive these things were I was pretty pleased with myself until I took a closer look at the auction.

    I should'a paid attention to size. I just won an auction for a size XL! Not exactly my size. Well, it was my fault and not the sellers so I already paid via PayPal. I'll find some use for these. Stocking stuffers for someone next year!
  3. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from Bipley
    Except for the fact that it is obvious and fugly.
    You're so funny...lol


    Quote from Bipley
    Have to ALWAYS wear pants and shoes where it doesn't show as much and never dresses. I'm tired of it, I want normal looking ankles. I want to SEE my ankles! BOTH of them!
    Hey, isn't it great that flares/bootcut/wide leg have come back in style? I have tree trunks for legs (no knees @ all - no matter what size i am - no "definition" i guess) and they definetly look better on me than those tapered jeans that were popular for so long...
    Last edit by Kelly_the_Great on Jan 10, '06
  4. by   trixie
    I have trouble finding support hose for short, overweight girls!
    I had my varicose veins injected a few years ago... but couldn't keep
    up wearing the support hose and they are now coming back

    Even the ones supposedly measured for didn't fit right. I couldn't stand them.
    Now I'm back to square one.
  5. by   allsmiles2008
    Thanks for all the great info! I'm going to walgreens today!
  6. by   hiddencatRN
    When school started this year, I wore support socks I got from JCPenney (can't remember the brand, but they were men's socks, knee-high, but still fit my feet). I started to notice that I would feel dizzy during clinical when I wore them, but would feel fine when I wasn't wearing them. Was I doing something wrong? The pictures of varicose veins in our books are scary, and I've been trying to break the habit of crossing my legs, but have been nervous about trying support stockings again.
  7. by   imaRN08
    i wear the ones from walgreens. i think they hold up pretty well. i usually hand wash mine for between shifts, and then once a week throw them in the wash with my towels or whites to keep the stains to a minimum. low heat to dry, or air dry. i have had these two pairs for about a year. they make SUCH a difference. its great to come home from work without being in pain with every step you take, your legs throbbing, or feeling like you just walked thru 1000 miles of wet thigh-high concrete

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