For the past year, I have been in and out of the hospital seven times with seven different surgical procedures related to breast cancer. Finding convenient, comfortable clothing during my recovery was not an easy task. I had to rely on local stores for clothing that had front zippers, were loose where they needed to be loose, were good looking, and, most importantly, were easy to use and comfortable. Needless to say, it was not easy to find garments that met these specifications.
I was limited in my ability to use both of my arms, so when I received a package containing two of the Reboundwear garments by Picot Edge, I was delighted. I was especially thrilled with the sports top, nicknamed “The Lindsey.” What made this top so appealing was its inventive use of zippers in all the right places.
There are zippers which run from the neck down each shirt sleeve to allow easy opening and access by medical personnel. This was helpful when changing dressings as I did not have to disrobe. Instead, I was able to open the shirt to expose that part of my body which needed medical attention. The shirt also had a side zipper which made it easier to wear a vacuum pump. There was no need to hitch up my shirt to adjust tubing that ran from my chest to my waist.
The creative placement of zippers in this line of clothing makes it easy for doctors, nurses, and therapists to have access to that part of your body which needs their attention. The best part is that you don’t have to remove the entire garment in order to get treatment.
The shirt is made of easily washable, soft, and comfortable material. It comes in a variety of bright and cheerful colors. The design is stylish without minimizing its functionality. It is the first clothing line I have encountered that is intended for use by post-surgical and physical therapy patients.
I also had the opportunity to try Reboundwear physical therapy pants, named Molly Pants. Again, they have been designed with comfort and functionality in mind. That being said, I was not as impressed with this product. I needed some physical therapy to work on a radiculopathy in my right leg and found that these pants were not as comfortable for me as the shirt. The pants were too long and too tight in the thighs. I have slim legs and thighs and think this product needs a little more work to accommodate someone shaped like me. I would have liked more room in the thighs and perhaps a bottom leg cuff with an adjustable Velcro band to address the length issue.
My overall ratings:
I give the Lindsey Top an A+ and highly recommend it in both the long sleeve and short sleeve versions. My recommendation for the PT pants is that they need some work to make them comfortable for everyone.
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