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phoquess
« on: May 21, 2009 12:28:42 PM »

My sister had shoulder surgery yesterday, and afterwards was in this hugenormous sling which wraps all the way around her torso. The good news: her shoulder wasn't in as bad shape as the doctors thought. The bad news: she's stuck in that sling for two weeks straight. So she asked me to make her a shirt without one of the sleeves, so that it wouldn't look like she had a lump instead of an arm on that side. I think she can wear tank tops, but since she cannot take the sling off at all, I don't know how she'll be able to get into them.

My question is, are there any examples of something like this out there? (Even just off-the-shoulder tees or similar would give me some inspiration.) Anyone have any advice? I'm thinking of just making a t-shirt with a tie instead of one sleeve, but I wanted to see if anyone else had ideas.
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rainbowmeow
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009 12:33:19 PM »

As far as tank tops go, you could always try one that ties at the top.  That way she can get in and out easily.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009 12:52:24 PM »

I'm assuming her arm is basically strapped to her chest, so how bout a sort of poncho type dealie with one arm opening (for the uninjured arm) and gathered into a band at the bottom and a closure on the uninjured side under her arm? You could make it out of nice light cotton shirting so that she doesn't fry (but then she'd have a lump). If her arm is only strapped down with say, a buckle, you could undo the buckle to gingerly help her into something that does up in the front and then redo the buckle before doing up the shirt. Sorry, without seeing how the sling works/fits, I'm left head-scratching Sad

Is THIS what she's strapped into? http://www.arabianhomecare.com/Orthopaedic/shoulder%20immobilizer/shoulder_sling.jpg

I also find it odd that she should be trussed up for two weeks. Won't her tendons tighten up, making physiotherapy that much harder? My mom's going for knee replacements in September, and she is to be out of bed the next day whether she likes it or not! They won't even let her leave the hospital til she can do a two-way trip involving stairs and a hallway (with a cane or walker).

Regardless, pass on my well wishes to your sister for speedy recovery, and I hope you find a solution to her clothing problem.
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phoquess
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009 01:02:58 PM »

Those are both good ideas! Wish I'd thought of the tie-tank sooner, it seems so obvious! Yes, that's what her sling looks like, but the tendons tightening is the point. Her shoulder tendons were too loose, leaving her shoulder effectively flopping all over the place without enough support, which they fixed during the surgery.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009 01:09:45 PM »

You could do trapeze style tank tops for her, giving her room across where her arm will be strapped to her. 
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