Hi everyone! As many of you know, I am an avid supporter of swimming and water aerobics. It is the ideal way to get exercise without putting much pressure on the joints. Granted, it is not for those fresh out of a total knee replacement, or tkr. Down the road, however, it provides many benefits.
The cost of swimsuits can seem rather high. The more costlier, the longer the suit lasts. A quality, higher-priced suit can contain chlorine resistant components that extend the suit’s useful life. It can be made out of more durable materials. Whatever the reason, a good suit is worth the investment. There’s nothing like a good water workout, in my opinion.
After my swimsuits become thin, I replace them. For some reason, I never threw out my thin suits. I kept them. Well…there must be a reason for this. I learned from a lifeguard and other swimmers that some people choose to wear shorts or other apparel over their swimsuits when thinness occurs. I had no desire to wear a wet t-shirt or shorts, thank you. Due to this what I consider â€œdilemmaâ€, I haven’t been swimming in a few days. I’ve been working out at home or on those tortuous (my term) fitness machines. Gulp.
While checking the marketplace for a new high quality swimsuit, I started thinking about those people wearing other apparel over their suits. I took out my most recent swim suit, checked it out, and looked over my other same model suits. Suddenly, I thought about wearing one over the other. I wondered if it could be done.
I put on one suit, then another directly over it. It is a perfect fit. It looks like I’m wearing one swimsuit, only without the thin fabric involved. Woohoo!
So, there you have how to extend the life of a swimsuit. Wear one over another. Never throw out old ones. You never know when they will come in handy.
Back to swimming I go…
Hope this helps others going through the same thing. Do you find this helpful? If so, kindly share…Thanks!
AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.