Kind of an embarrassing problem... Well... Two.
on 5/30/11 10:37 am
I'm quite large, and when you reach my size you can actually develop what's almost like a second belly- Panniculus. I'm obviously hoping to lose weight, and thus this problem, but how do you deal with it now?
First off, no matter how much I wa**** never gets rid of that smell. Even if I scrub under each fold, and get it as clean as possible, there's always atleast some hint of it in the air. It's disgusting and I really want it to stop. There was a man at work that approached me about whether or not I bathe. I'm devastated. I have a rash or something under the panniculus and a few other areas. Looks almost like pimples in some places. I can't wear a sleeveless shirt because people could see my rash under my right arm.
Second, it has become extremely difficult to wipe. I won't go into any more detail than that. I would like some kind pointers for what to do to make this as easy a job as possible.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
on 5/30/11 10:48 am
As for the other issue, try contacting the occupational therapy department at a local rehabilitation center. They may some ideas they can give you over the phone. Or a medical supply place.
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on 5/30/11 11:03 am, edited 5/29/11 11:05 pm
Hope that helps!
on 5/30/11 11:10 am
I have heard of people using salad tongs or a wooden spoon wrapped with toilet paper.
Please don't be embarrassed. Your problems aren't uncommon to people who have been morbidly obese and there is a lot of help here.
WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010
High Weight (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 115.
As for the wiping...
I wish I had this after surgery cause man...that was IMPOSSIBLE.
Good luck sweets :)