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Brr! It's Cold and I need socks on!

JoyJJoy Posts: 559
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
How the heck can you get socks on when you're on no BLT? My feet are freezing but I won't risk bending over to put them on. What to do? Is there a gizzmo that helps with this? If so, where do you get it? It was down in the 30's last night and I'm cold!


  • Hi there,

    Your local pharmacy (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart) should sell a handy piece of plastic with a rope attached. It is designed to help getting socks on. Not sure the proper name of it, but if you call and ask them, they should be able to tell you if they have it.
    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • I have looked at my CVS but wasn't sure what to look for. I will ask at the pharmacy counter about it. Thanks for your help. I figured there had to be something out there to help with this.

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  • hi hun,
    im 4 wks out and allowed to sit in the chair and bring my leg up over across the other to put my socks on. your surgery was in june i figured you would be able to do it the way i can ..
    i would call the doc and see if you can do that. it does not involve any twisting or bending. plus its good stretching for the muscles.
    otherwise if the dr says no then yes they have the sock things around here and there. i would call around to a few stores before heading out and looking.

    good luck let us know how you make out!!
    terri xoxoxoxox
  • Can you bend your foot up to your knee, then man handle your ankles to get your socks on?

    Or, try lifting your leg as high as you can, up the stairs, rest your foot and pull them up that way.

    Either way you need to employ acrobatic style movements!
    (lots of groans etc!)
  • I tried putting my foot on the opposite knee, but I couldn't get my foot up high enough! Too much fat in the belly area! lol.

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  • I got mine at a home health store
  • I went out and got one of them this morning. It really worked great! Now my feet are toasty! <:P
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