When I came home from work today I had had a parcel delivered. It was my arm compression sleeves ready for my next surgery.
I bought Jobst Bella Lite and I think the total cost was around £70. If you want them in black then you have to order the longer length ones. I do have fairly long arms and because of this they do fit me. Personally, I cant think of anything worse than skin coloured ones they remind me of dear old ladies and Nora Batty….
When you open their box they look tiny! Don’t worry though because they are hugely stretchy.
Obviously, I had to try them on straight away and I have to say they feel amazing! I always love the tight and secure feeling of compression but I have never worn them on my arms before. These are the ones that are basically like stockings for your arms rather than the bolero type because I thought that the back piece would look bulky underneath clothing. After wearing them for half an hour, I cant really believe that I haven’t worn any before now. I am not really able to lift my arms too high at all these days, in fact I struggle to do my hair which is a shame because there is a huge amount of hair to actually do.
As I have got older I have noticed that my arms have got significantly bigger and much more painful. Clothes have become harder and harder to find to fit because they fit on the body but the arms are fit to burst. Recently I have been losing sensation in them far too much. This comes like a pins and needles and is exactly the same as the sensation that I used to have in my legs. I know that after this surgery I will feel so much better!