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    Getting dressed is such a pain and the care of all the clothes is taking what little energy I have

    I usually just wear sweats with lots of thermals and sweaters,

    putting everything on takes so much time.

    Sometimes I feel like living in a flannel gown I never go anywhere so why is my life filled with all this taking care of cloths,

    How do you handle the daily chore of getting dressed?


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    I rarely go out, so I have caftans, hostess robes, mumus, whatever works. I dress every day to look nice if someone comes to the door. I have an outfit on the ready to go to the DOCS or whereever. Much easier and more comfy for me.:o
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    I don't care how dressy the occasion is--I don't wear dresses or skirts any more. I might break out a lightweight dress if the weather is around 100 degrees. Otherwise, skirts and dresses are out. With numb legs, I never know where their hems are. This can be embarrassing.

    I look at the outdoor temperature every day before getting dressed. Then I look at the forecast and wonder if it's believable. Then I look at the sky and might poke my head out the door to see what it feels like.

    Then I choose what to wear based on my best estimate of the weather.

    It's always pants and a top, plus shoes and kneehighs. If I'm going to be outside and it's under 50 degrees, I choose corduroy pants. Otherwise, cotton (seersucker in summer). The top can be a sweatshirt or pullover sweater if it's cold. My elbows and collarbone area get cold easily. I'm partial to long sleeves and turtlenecks in winter.

    Lately I've been wearing a top plus a corduroy or flannel shirt open in front. I can take it off if I get too warm. The "layered look."

    I've noticed some people go around all day in a housecoat or even pajamas or a nightgown. That seems like admitting to something I don't want to admit to. I like to act as if I'm still living a normal life.

    So every day I try to make my hair presentable and make sure I have decent clothes and shoes on. In recent years, even though I don't deal with makeup any more, I put on some colored lip balm because my face looks pale.
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    I haven't worn a dress for years. I sleep in briefs and a t shirt, and have pull-on jeans and t-shirts for daywear. I have some "dress" pull on pants for those times when I go out someplace that jeans might not be appropriate..but for most of my outings...to the grocery store, pharmacy...what I have on is what I wear.

    I do think getting dressed in something other than sleep clothes is good for me psychologically, whether I actually go out of the house or not, so I do get dressed every day.
    ...I am not a doctor nor medical professional, and don't pretend to be one, here... :o

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    I'm the opposite to most here, because I can't stand anything tight on my body anymore. A pullover, shirts, slacks and jeans were my uniform, when I was still running around like a real person.:o

    I keep a nice pant or jean outfit clean and ready to go, if I must go out in the world. But in my little world it's nice neat caftans or long pullovers and such....not PJs and not dresses (never wear 'em)
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    I don't like tight stuff either, Sally. But I've found loose sleeves to be a problem because they catch on things, and when they catch on a pot handle in the kitchen and pull the pot off the stove, there's real trouble. Except for that, I'm all in favor of loose-fitting clothes.

    And how about jewelry? I gave up on wearing that some time ago even though I've always liked jewelry. It's just one more thing to fuss with. I've got a few pieces tucked away because they have sentimental value but all of the rest of it is long gone.
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    A pull over shirt is the worst right up there with buttons.

    I got to where I buy xlarge and I only weigh 76 pounds (enphasema does that to a person) so that the clothes will just fall over my head.

    I guess my biggest problem, is thar in a life before illness I was a neat freak and never could just leave my clothes layingall over the place

    And forget the gizmo's thy have to help you pull on your sock's - the button thingy mess with mt head- and I have not wore shoes in 4 years I have one pair of old (I mean old 1989 old) is the only pair I can tolerate on my feet - my one yearly outing (med check) amost came to late as the weather was a biy nippy for tennis shoes.

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    I do not wear jewerly. I opened up 2 of the 5 holes I had in my ears only to get a bad infection, forget makeup, and I have not had a salon haircut since 2001.
    OIhaven's worn a dress since 2002

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    Pretty picture, Abby. Thanks for sharing!
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    I'm a sucker for jewelry, particularly rings and earrings. I wear at least ear studs every day (I have pierced ears), generally a simple gold chain (it rarely comes off, even when I shower), and my wedding rings. If I'm not baking bread or doing messy work on a dollhouse restoration I'll wear other rings.

    I learned the hard way to avoid long sleeves, especially loose sleeves, in the kitchen! It's hard enough to cook from a wheelchair without dangling sleeves in the pots, snagging on the handles! I made quite a mess with a kettle of tomato soup and an errant sleeve..
    ...I am not a doctor nor medical professional, and don't pretend to be one, here... :o

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