Personal hygiene can be tough to talk about. Who wants to admit they have a hard time with it? Things like getting up and down from the toilet, wiping, reaching, cleaning the orifices, cutting toenails and fingernails, brushing your hair (even the back of your hair!) There are products and assistive devices that can make it easier. Do you use any? Tell us what works for you -- or do you just struggle? Tell Us What Helps
Shaving legs after hip replacement
- I'm a 40 year old woman who had a hip replacement a month ago. I never realized how hard it would be to keep up my hygiene and beauty routine. Because of the hot weather and the need to wear shorts, I want to shave my legs. I developed a nifty way to do this so that I don't have to bend and risk dislocating my hip. I took a regular razor (like the one I always use to shave my legs with) and simply duck taped a thin piece of plastic pipe to it. (about 18 inches long) A thin piece of wood works just as well. Problem solved.
- —Guest laurie
- It can help with good weather ......and good soap smells
- —Guest Joey Jo jo
- I have trouble with cutting toe nails, washing my hair, but I do not use any aids to make it easier. I have the most amazing partner who will cut my toe nails is learning how to give pedicures, and will rub mousturiser into my legs. He will come into the shower with me to help me wash my hair and to ensure that I do not slip over. It is lovely to be pampered, especially on the days when you are so so sore that nothing you do or take seems to be working.