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Even faster, better, and cheaper

Would you believe it, I’ve actually found an even better arm protector to use in the shower. The protector I was using before covered my hand, which was a trifle awkward for washing certain parts of my body. I had spent quite a while searching online, so I thought I had done as well as I possibly could. Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw this on the open shelves in my local Boots the Chemist (linked from the picture).

It is essentially a tube with a hem at each end, through which is threaded an elastic cord. The cords have a spring-loaded tie, which I can tighten with one hand, just as you find on some coats. Because I can tighten each end as much as I like, it seems to be at least as waterproof as the previous protector. It takes about the same time to put on, but I can wash faster because I have both hands free.  The fact that I could find it easily in a local shop is also an improvement over Internet shopping. All in all, it’s a better solution. I wish I had found it earlier. Funnily enough, when I took it to the cash register, the woman who took my money was surprised that she hadn’t seen it before, as she took some pride in knowing her own stock. If she didn’t know about it, then I needn’t feel so bad about taking as long to find it as I did.

It was definitely a surprise to me that I was able to improve on my previous showering solution. It shouldn’t really have been. People are good at improving their situations, even if in ever decreasing increments. We seem driven to it. Thank heavens we are, for that same drive is responsible, amongst other things, for the improvements in cancer treatments that have given me back my quality of life. I wonder what the next improvement will be.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Darrell | 24 February 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    The next time one of my children breaks an arm there’ll be no excuse for not washing. cheers.

  2. icyjumbo | 24 February 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Heh! Hope you’re keeping well after your escape.