Sunday, January 27, 2008

another alibi fire...

so, just because i'm wanting one now, another care package item would be the medicated patches that are self adhesive. instead of the old fashioned ben-gay, these new patches stick in place all night when you're trying to sleep. my dad introduced me to them years ago when we hiked the grand canyon and i loved them. i've seen different brands besides icy-hot. one thing that i do if it's my knee acting up is put the patch on, and then wrap around it with an ace bandage. i think the bandage applies some gentle pressure and also keeps the patch from peeling off in the night if i toss and turn.

they're not miracle workers. if something is really wrong, the guy's still going to have to go to the doctor, but if your soldier is an older dude trying to show the youngsters who's top dog, or if he's clumsy or just doesn't know when to quit, these can go along ways to relieving muscle pain. that being said, some of the heating pads and ice packs aren't the worst things either. these are pretty slick as well.

3 Comments:

Blogger Eileen Dover said...

Dammit. I just sent over 64 Valentine's from fourth and second graders to Afghanistan with candy.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

If we had an address we would send you these things...

HINT HINT!

6:41 PM  
Blogger courtney said...

Even if you don't keep them, and share them with your troops, SOME OF US would like to send stuff.
Ditto on Megan's HINT HINT. Adding the Python "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" to that.

6:32 AM  

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