As many of you know, I disappeared for a while for health reasons, but I’m back now… back with a bang!
At my age, or pretty much any age, I don’t think anyone likes to be told that they need to wear medical stockings, perhaps for their entire life, in addition to medications. I sat there as my doctor explained some of the benefits of these medical stockings and how they would help keep my blood pressure from dropping so rapidly.
Immediately, I imagined those horrible thick opaque nude colored stockings and thought, God help me… actually, God help my poor sweet man who will have to look at me! For goodness sake, it wasn’t bad enough that I was walking around with a cane; now I have to wear these things? Then, the optimist in me shined through and I thought, at least I’m not dying! Somehow a little giggle even escaped me.
I dragged my feet a little, so to speak, and let one week go by and then another, but knew in my heart that I truly needed to take that step… literally. I brought my prescription to the pharmacy, telling myself to suck it up and just deal with it. The pharmacist took one look at my prescription and said, “Follow me for your fitting.”
A fitting? What on earth was she talking about? I need a fitting? Okay, I must admit, I am obviously clueless. I followed her to the “fitting room.” I had no idea there was even a fitting room at this pharmacy and I have been going to the same one for over six years!
The pharmacist measured the length of my legs, as well as the measurement around my upper thigh, calf and lower ankle area. With a, “Wow, you are thin… I think we will need to order your size.” As I was dreading the idea of having to wear medical stockings, I didn’t mind the idea of waiting and I must admit that I was rather amused by all of the fuss.
It was at this moment that the Pharmacist asked me which style and color I would like. There’s a kind? Once again, my cluelessness was more than obvious. The pharmacist saw my puzzled face and pointed me in the direction of the manikin legs, all displayed in a row. My eyes opened with surprise… those are medical stockings?
There was a row of medical stockings on manikin legs, in an array of colors, all thigh highs with gorgeous lace at the top. Those are medical stockings? They ranged from opaque to transparent. I immediately thought; leave it to the French to make medical stockings so sexy!
All I can only say is that if you need medical stockings today, times have obviously changed (and I hope not only in France)! While mentioning my need to wear medical stockings with my French friends, both male and female, they all immediately said, “That man of yours is one lucky guy!” Obviously, I was indeed clueless. Who would have thought medical stockings could be so sexy? A great big thank you to, “Sigvaris – Les Intemporelles Diaphane.” You made a sick woman not only feel better, but made me look good at the same time! Good-bye to my oh so ‘trendy’ foldable flowered cane that made all of the old folks jealous with envy. Hello to sexy medical stockings!