Kind of an embarrassing problem... Well... Two.
on 5/30/11 5:37 pm
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 5:48 pm
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 6:03 pm, edited 5/30/11 6:05 am
Hope that helps!
on 5/30/11 6:10 pm
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.
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As for the wiping...
I wish I had this after surgery cause man...that was IMPOSSIBLE.
Good luck sweets :)
on 5/30/11 8:57 pm
I use this under my breast and armpit area too...Once the rash is gone, I use just the powder...or sometimes I will use the spray every other day along with the powder...Since I use this, I no longer notice that acky smell that you were talking about...
Good luck, I hope all these ideas works for you...Its like a process of elimination until you find what works for your body.
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For the behind: Use a wet flushable wipe and a Butt Buddy, pardon the name: http://www.dynamic-living.com/product/bottom-buddy-toilet-ti ssue-holder#clear .
You sound like a lovely person. Your post shows that you're obviously intelligent and well-spoken. You've displayed courage and dignity simply by asking your questions and in the manner in which you asked them. I don't believe that you are either unloveable or a lump and you absolutely deserve better treatment by your co-worker and even by yourself.
Please be kind to yourself and think about making a change to something that will make you feel good when you see it. The rest of the world can be tough enough on us without our being so hard on ourselves. Maybe look at a few names of others to get some ideas? (Mine makes me smile as it is a combination of names of pets dearly loved but now departed - the "molly" part is also reflected in my avatar)