A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Edema, and was told to take Lasix and/or wear compression hose. Who? Me? Wear those ugly hose that old ladies (and old men) wear? NOT ME ! ! !
I therefore, decided that if I have to wear compression hose, I will find some pretty, more youthful ones. After all, I am only 86 years old, and cannot be expected to wear “old ladies” clothes.
I began my search in Ebay, and I discovered, just as I expected, that there are actually some pretty and functional compression hose available. I ordered a pair from Ebay, I think the pattern was denim stripes. I loved them and I was hooked. I chose this pattern because I wear a lot of denim.</h2
I think, at the time, that I paid $16.99 for the pair. I began researching what else was available.
I found what I was searching for in the Walter Drake catalog. They were $14.99 a pair if you ordered 2 or more pair.
I now have a collection of 25 pairs of patterned compression hose. I have several Denim Stripe, also, pairs of Blush Lace, Midnight Lace, Meg, Butterfly Garden, and many more. I also have plain burgandy, brown and yes, black…BUT not white. Now I have a desire for a pair of black and white polka dot.
Since this is a product review post, I will mention what other compression hose I have tried.
I tried the zippered compression hose , and the zippers quit working after a couple of wearings. I tried the toeless compression hose, and they were not comfortable. I have tried several brands of regular panty hose, and had trouble keeping them pulled up.
After all this research, I find my choice is the Celeste Stein patterned compression hose; and I order them through the Walter Drake catalog, either on the internet or from the actual catalog.
Unless your swelling problem is very, very severe, always get the 8 – 15 strength, and please remember, when putting them on, ALWAYS PULL FROM THE BACK! Good luck !!!!!!
I tried several other brands of the patterned compression hose, but did not like the patterns as well as the ones I am going to show you:These compression hose are now available in several catalogs, and on the internet. They are easy to put on. Always remember to PULL FROM THE BACK, and smooth out all wrinkles.
These compression hose do a good job of controlling the swelling in my legs, due to Edema. I am now planning to buy some black/gray compression hose to add to my collection. If we must wear them, let’s wear some pretty ones.
Thank you for reading my product review of pattterned compression hose.
Janice Gustafson 2/21/19