These challenges led me to consider the incredible resilience of people living with disability who are constantly confronted with barriers. My first-hand experience helped me gain a greater understanding for one small part of inaccessibility in the world. What’s amazing is that there are so many people out there looking to make the world more accessible and inclusive.
Recovawear is an adaptive clothing line that helps you regain some independence during your recovery. Now for the folks at home – next time you’re getting dressed, try to put pants on with a straight leg to see what it's like. Penny was kind enough to send me some pants and underwear and these products definitely made it easier and less painful to get changed with a straight leg. Safe to say, I have never been more excited to receive clothes in the mail.
Take charge of your body and be proactive to ensure thorough rehabilitation. It is in your best interest to be an informed patient. Medical research has proven techniques such as music, meditation, and visualization can aid in reducing pain and complications from surgery. Alternative therapies have been used for years but only in recent times has data been analyzed for postoperative benefits.