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Miocean, what I worry about is whether or not they will have adult diapers in plus sizes and fashionable sexy designs, before we all converge on the nursing home scene.

 

Because I am not going to submit to those dreadfully plain white lackluster things, without a fight!

:temper-tantrum:


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Shelley Ensz

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How funny Miocean!!

 

In my house we say "I'm out there Jerry!", a great line from a tv comedy we watched in the 1990's


Diffuse Scleroderma Diagnosed March 2009

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Yes, Kathy, I know what you are referring to. :lol:

 

Shelley,

You just gave me a great idea on how to make a fortune. The only problem is, I forgot what it was. :VeryHappy:

 

miocean


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Did somebody mention my name?! Yep, or rather nope, to fabric softeners, especially when washing my undies. I had been looking for tips to deal with sicca syndrome and found that fabric softeners are a real no-no.

 

What's worked for me in the undie department is super-sizing. Since I needed to replace all my clothes after being so sick ( got skinny, woohoo!) earlier this year, the budget all went before I got to even dreaming about new knickers. Y'know, the 4-sizes too big panties don't chafe anywhere! Mind you, I live in jeans so there's not much danger of being hobbled by an unexpected descent of my frillies. :-)

 

My daughter-in-law recommended a particular brand of diaper rash goop and it has always cleared up the rashes in a day or two. PM me for the brand name if you'd like.


Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

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(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

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International Scleroderma Network

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I did, hello Jeannie! Super-size undies eh, hmm, too much like granny pants for me and having mocked Sis & Ma for wearing them in the past... Yes, yes I know I am a Granny and about4 months from now I'll be a Granny again but I just can't get on board with the pants!

 

Does anyone have any tips as to what to do about static cling when tumble drying? Now I no longer use fabric softener, in the wah or dry, I have wicked static cling, you can even see little flashes of blue light and hear the crackle as the clothes touch each other.

 

Take care.


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Hi Amanda,

I don't know what it is like at your house for line drying undies, but personally, I gave up tumble drying anything which lives next to my skin about half a century ago.

 

I actually manage to line dry all those things plus others too in various ways. Our apartment in the city has a ventilation system which is marvellous. It is a symple system of the fresh air coming in from outdoors (filtered in some way I presume but not heated or de-humidified) then that air goes out either under the front door or into a vent in the ceiling and outside again. Consequently I can hang light items in the laundry and they will be dry by the morning. Then in this country we have a marvellous system of a hot water system which uses a 40 gallon tank to heat the water, and the cupboard which houses that tank is always warm so a few strategically placed shelves do the trick of finishing off the drying process.

 

I also have folding racks which will stand in front of a window and do a good job on a sunny day. Not my choice if we are having visitors but the spare bedroom is very accommodating when needed. A portable de-humidifier running in the same room will do the job overnight. Just shut the door and window so you are not trying to dry the whole world and you will find your frillies are dry by the next day.

 

My memories of living in London include having to lump the laundry bag to the launderette and dry everything at sixpence a load in the big tumble driers, but somehow I still think that I brought stockings (pantihose/tights) and knickers home to air dry or I would be driven mad trying to wear them.

 

There are all sorts of gadgets and pads available now in the shops here to 'so called' dry your laundry static free but I have yet to find one that works for me.

 

As an alternative, in the house I grew up in, the water heating system didn't have a tank of hot water so my Mum had a cupboard with racks for shelves and a small enclosed heater on the floor which got about as hot as two light bulbs and it is surprising how warm that cupboard got overnight with the door shut.

 

As far as I am concerned, there is no alternative to patience while we wait for things to dry themselves.

 

With winter coming on I can appreciate your feeling concerned about getting things dry but with a little ingenuity and No.8 fencing wire all sorts of problems can be solved.

 

Best wishes

Judyt

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Amanda, to prevent static cling when tumble drying, you can use anti-static dryer balls. They're inexpensive, reusable, and available in stores (at least in the U.S.) and online as well. They're basically plastic balls (about the size of tennis balls) covered with little protusions.

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Thanks Judith, I'll see if I can find them here in the UK, if not online. Take care.

 

 

Thanks Judy, I have a rack for hanging clothes to dry on as well as the stair bannister and of course the raidiators but I just can't walk around the house hanging clothing up, it's easier to throw them into the tumble dryer and then put them away. It's less standing and walking and it gets the job done in one go. Take care.


Amanda Thorpe

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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