One of the side effects of one of the medications I am on is that it can cause swollen ankles and calves. The problem is compounded when I stand for a few hours to teach, and by the end of the day I can barely fit into my sneakers (forget about wearing shoes).
So I thought perhaps a pair of compression socks would help, so I went to Walgreen’s and bought a pair (who knew they were so expensive – $20 for one pair of socks).
It was amazing what a difference they made. My sneakers slip on much more easily, my legs aren’t really swollen after a few hours of teaching, and there are no longer marks on my legs from the socks I used to wear pressing into my swollen calves.
So once I realized how beneficial they were, I thought it would be useful to buy some more, but this time through Amazon. The prices I found were much better, finding some highly rated compression socks for a price of about $15 – for a pack of three.
The problem, and it’s not just with buying compression socks, is that I spent way too much time figuring out what the best socks would be. On Amazon, there were several hundred compression socks to choose from, so I went out to the web and searched for “best compression socks”. I then ended up reading several articles on different compression socks. Talk about experiencing the paradox of choice.
Before I knew it, over an hour had gone by, and I still had not ordered a pair. I don’t think I spent that much time buying our last car.
I finally decided to put an end to my comparison shopping, and picked a set of three socks that cost me about $15, and they arrived a day later (today). I haven’t tried them yet, but I hope they live up to all their positive reviews.
In the meantime, I wonder what other wonderful things I am missing out on in life simply because I was unaware of how wonderful they could be.
Someone did mention how helpful an umbrella can be when it’s raining, so maybe that will be the next thing I try…