REPLACING YOUR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS?
Are you stockings hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there? Are your stockings in good shape? Are they still compressing well and providing the containment you need or is it time to replace your compression stockings? If you are wearing your compression stockings every day, the compression will probably last four to six weeks. You should be able to tell when your stockings need replacing as they will start to get easier and easier to don and doff. Is it time to replace those compression stockings?
Good quality compression stockings are not cheap and yet they do need to be replaced on a regular basis. Putting off purchasing new stockings can be much more expensive in the long run and cause more complications with your lymphedema. I wanted to offer a few suggestions that might be helpful.
IT’S THAT TIME A YEAR AGAIN
It’s that time a year again, when everyone wants to know what you want for Christmas. I know in my family even if I insist that I do not need or want anything, my family still wants to give. Instead of getting items that you really don’t need, why not ask for new compression stockings? I’m sure your family would rather give you something you could truly use, instead of guessing at something you might want?
SPEND DOWN ACCOUNTS
Does your company provide a spend down account? Do you have to use it by the end of the year? Although, The Compression Closet does not bill for any insurance, we are registered as medical health care and your spend down account should work on the website. Don’t let those dollars go to waste why not use them to replace your compression stockings!
Instead of a Christmas Fund why not start yourself a stocking fund? How much will your compression cost for the year? Divide that into the twelve months of the year and each month contribute to that fund so that you will always have good quality compression
ASK FOR HELP
Is there no way you can afford compression garments for your condition? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Many hospitals and facilities do have funds that they can tap into for those who truly cannot afford compression garments. The Compression Closet offers an incentive plan for therapists – offering half off or free garments depending on how many referrals they send to us.
I also do have some donated products that I can provide at no charge to you. My supply is limited, but don’t be afraid to ask. I’d much rather these garments be put to good use rather than sit in my closet collecting dust.
YOU ARE WORTH IT
Replacing your compression stockings can be expensive. We at The Compression Closet do our best to keep our prices at a reasonable rate while still keeping our lights on. I am here to help in any way I can – don’t be shy, reach out! You and your health are so worth it.
Do you have any other ideas or suggestions on how to keep yourself in good quality compression stockings? Share your ideas in the comments below. You never know who will benefit from your suggestions and ideas.
Disclaimer – This blog, Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney, is for general information purposes only. Furthermore, information contained in this blog is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a licensed healthcare professional for advice on your specific condition.