I’m only going to be one-armed for a few more weeks so it’s not that big a deal. But I have been exploring ways of making the daily cleaning ritual easier.
A helpful blog reader whose daughter will have a PICC line much longer than I will, sent me a link to a waterproof wrap. It allows the PICC wearer to shower however they would have to detach the tube and mine is supposed to stay on 24/7. Some people do disconnect them at times for convenience but I’m not one of those people. I’ve decided that the $40 price tag isn’t worth it, for me, since I’ll be free of this thing pretty soon. Besides, the one-armed bath isn’t that hard to do!
I was entranced by a TV ad for Tresemme dry shampoo. No matter how careful I am, I seem to always get shampoo in my eyes lately so I thought this method might give me a break once in a while. The Fresh Start shampoo spray promises to restore volume and give hair a clean look and feel between shampoos. I give it a solid “meh”. My hair smells good but that’s about the only promise that was kept. I still have the bed-head I woke up with! No amount of spraying or brushing altered that reality.
Sometimes there simply are no short-cuts, especially for longer hair. It’s not a big deal. The only people who see me are Derek, Geraldine my nurse and the occasional visitor. No one expects me to look like I just walked out of a salon! But it would have been nice if, for once, a product lived up to its advertising hype.