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Always wear clean underwear


Getting dressed takes longer and longer as Parkinson’s disease progresses, prompting us to continually seek ways to shave a few minutes off the process. This is why I wear my bathing suit under my clothes when I head for the pool, and carry my underwear in my swim bag for later. The next logical time saving step seemed to be forgetting the underwear entirely, driving home “commando,” and showering and changing when I got there.

What seemed like a great plan, quickly fell apart when set into motion. Somewhere between my locker and the sauna, I misplaced my pants. Wearing only my Cher souvenir t-shirt from Vegas (how very appropriate), with my naked butt hanging out, I retraced my steps in the locker room desperately asking anyone and everyone if they had found a wayward pair of black pants. No further explanation was necessary. It took what seemed like a lifetime before I found my pants balled up under a bench. So much for my time saving idea…

I had thought about calling my husband and asking him to bring me some pants, but that option disappeared when I realized I had left my cell phone in my car. Just as well; it was not a call I looked forward to making.

Now I understand why my mother and grandmother always warned me to wear clean underwear when I left the house

5 comments on “Always wear clean underwear

  1. 100wickedwords
    May 3, 2014

    I’m still laughing. Thanks for making my day. XXX

  2. Tem and Larry Williams
    May 3, 2014

    Did this really happen on Thursday…I guess the lesson would be to always bring another set of pants and underwear, tho I would definietly opt for the no underweat…much easier and much more comfy….even the bra…will be a more fun challenge for certain people at the WC to read your t-shirts…what fun would that be?! This is adorable, tho am sure you were totally frustrated at the time…..hope you are feeling well….and enjoying this beautiful day! love, tem

  3. Sharon Lebow
    May 4, 2014

    I too go swimming & wear my suit under my clothes. I am lucky that the Y I go to has two trainers that help me shower & get dressed. I can no longer drive, so when my ride comes to pick me up, I ‘m all set to go.

    Sharon Lebow

    • mydancingintherain
      May 4, 2014

      What’s important is that we don’t let anything stop us from doing what we need to do.

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