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We get nervous every six months. A big decision is imminent and we want to do everything right. What colors do I want to wear in the coming months? Which sample do I have to order? What suits me best?
A difficult walk
And then we'll have the worst behind us. The recipe has been picked up, the new measurements taken and we just have to tap on the color fan and get the compression stockings that we want to feel really comfortable with.
"The pattern is not for your fat legs, you'd better use black."
Bäm, right in the face. But I wanted to Aqua with pyramids to have? Or maybe Batik with white and purple space ... Can't I wear this if I have bulky legs? And before you have finished this train of thought, you walk out the door of the medical supply store and feel a strange mixture between insecurity and disappointment. What exactly happened there? It was actually just nice advice.
A sensitive moment
They are specialists and usually very well informed about conservative edema therapy. You regularly measure a wide variety of legs and, by looking after many customers, you can tell from experience which decisions you tend to make. Black and beige are of course the best sellers and fit into every wardrobe and of course they have something ready for special requests such as colors and patterns.
But isn't the conversation in the booth or at the counter still a critical moment when you should really feel what the customer really wants. Irrespective of its visual characteristics, a colored restoration may be the last little piece of joie de vivre, that she can use to cover her legs that put so much strain on her.
I am not advocating less expression of opinion or advice, but rather more sensitivity in dealing with edema patients. Of course, the specialist can express doubts as to whether the customer is sure of her choice because she is bound to this color for half a year. Only the sound makes the music and the mostly already cracked self-confidence can be damaged by such a statement.
Wear what you enjoy
Compression is not only a medical care at the end of the day, it's also a fashion. And fashion should be fun, give a good feeling and convey this to the outside world. It always exudes your own taste, because you bought the clothes for the same reason. So if you like something, wear it. Because at this moment it does not matter whether others like it, only whether it is doing something good for you at that moment. Does it give you confidence, does it make you feel pretty, does it underline your lifestyle, does it bring you joy, does it inspire you?
And if it's patterned compression stockings, wear them! No matter what your legs look like, it is your attitude towards life and your taste with which you can dress them. And if you enjoy patterns, nobody should take them away from you. I can understand when some people don't want to pay extra attention to their legs because they are difficult to bear. It is not easy to ignore the hatred of your own body. But as is so often the case in life, it pays to see the good in the bad. Because with a strong expression, the legs stand out by themselves. So the glances happened a long time ago. And if you opt for patterned compression, the looks won't change, because the legs are the same, you just wrap them in your taste and self-evident. They are, after all, a part of you that wants to be dressed as well as the rest of your body.
Comment from the last Outfit post
Inspired by stories from self-help groups