People are very curious about how microsurgeons adapt to long hours in the operating room. They are curious about our eating habits, if we take restroom breaks, do we listen to music and why we wear such funny hats! LOL! More often they ask me how I survive standing on my feet so many hours per week without leg pain and swelling.
Here is my secret – I have magic socks!
I have been a believer of wearing compression socks, leggings or panty hose in the operating room for nearly 20 years. I have tried more varieties than I can list. This year I discovered the most impressive compression socks ever – the 2XU brand of “elite” compression.
I can spend 18-hours a day up on my feet and when I take these socks off at night, my ankles are smaller than they were when I first put the socks on! I even have wrinkles in the dorsal skin of my toes! It’s unbelievable!
One of my patients this spring suffered capillary leak syndrome after chemotherapy – she was “puffy” everywhere! When she came to NOLA for her mastectomies and reconstruction, I brought in a pair of my magic socks for her to wear during surgery. She took them off thereafter and was amazed. She had not seen her ankle bones for months! Needless to say, Anne took my magic socks home with her – never to be returned! She too is in love with my magic socks!
You must try 2XU compression socks if you stand on your feet at work or travel on airplanes! I am totally in love with my 2XU’s and have even been caught wearing them in combination with my Nike’s with sundresses in Charleston this summer.
Must admit, my girl friends were not so groovy with that look and I received a beautiful pair of Jack Rogers sandals for my birthday! Cute but not nearly as comfortable!
PS: I got my 2XU’s online at www.2xu.com. And, they do come in several colors.
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