DVT is an abbreviation for Deep Vein Thrombosis which are bloodclots in my legs.
I don't want any of them to 'break-off' and go to my heart or lungs. That could lead to a
PE(pulmonary embolizism) which would kill me.
Take care of your legs and watch your fat intake. Avoid foods that cause plaque buildup
in your veins and arteries.
I've eliminated about 90% of my salt intake. A low sodium diet is really the only way to go.
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2018-2020(and the beat goes on )
When asked 'Why the Kilt?'
I respond-The why is F.T.H.O.I. (For The H--- Of It)
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Warfirin is what I use to control the field mice that seem to get in the house in the colder months.Uncle Al wrote: ↑Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:39 pmI've been able to go from checking Warfirin* blood levels every 2 weeks to every 3 weeks. Soon, hopefully, I'll be able to go to once a month blood testing.
*Warfirin is a blood thinner. I have to be careful when using sharp items as it takes
longer for the bleeding to stop, on this medication.
Very effective too!! Most mouse and rat poisons have Warfirin in them some a lot more that others so be careful when using it..
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Yes, I quite often have that sort of problem. I have a few pairs that don't fall down or strangle me. I use various techniques to combat that. Exercise shorts over them, sewn on heavier elastic waistband, or conversion to stockings. My all time favorites are thigh highs or stay ups, but finding good ones at a good price is next to impossible.Shilo wrote: ↑Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:57 pmI've tried tights but found I spent a lot of time hiking them up. Stockings are a lot of faff to put on. If anything I opt for bare unshaven legs with knee high socks. If it's hot no socks and sandals. Sometimes white ankle socks to stop my delicate feet from getting sunburned. As has been said elsewhere, I have no problem with hairy legs it's just a cultural preference for men and women in some parts
For the most part, I tend to stick with opaque stuff, and in my mind, it's not much different than wearing say, running tights.Dust wrote: ↑Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:54 pmI think you are right here. While I'm sure you could find skirts that ruffle more feathers than hosiery, for the most part, hosiery seems like a bigger step.
Maybe it's the shaving/waxing associated with it... Or it's seen as a step into the lacey stuff and conjures thoughts of unmentionables. (I seem to remember hearing about a kid wearing opaque thigh highs with bows at the top to school with the tops showing, and getting in trouble for "wearing lingerie" to school. I think it was a girl. Just saying...)
Or maybe it's just that people get the "women are wearing pants now, why not men in skirts" argument, but hosiery still seems like a step too far.
That’s what has convinced me I don’t have anything to fear. Not to say I won’t try a 20d or 30d style sometime... but at least when it comes to opaques it feels like a “safe” choice.
I did go through a phase in my 20's when I shaved my legs on a regular basis, mostly for the shock effect on my girlfriend, but I quickly grew tired of the effort. My body hair tends to grow at an alarming rate, so it was taking me hours at a time, at least twice a week, to keep the stubble from being noticeable.
So now I get cheap cotton/spandex tights that can hold up to a bit of rough wear from hairy legs without ripping, or the occasional sheer style when I want something lighter and I don't mind the fact that it will shred to ribbons after a few uses.
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In the heat of the summer I usually opt to go without hosiery as its just too hot for most hosiery that time of year.
My hosiery from sheer to patterned to opaque and I have settled on just two brands that work for me.
I had the treatments years ago after I looked at how much salon leg/bikini waxing was costing me. Never looked back!