Press & Seal yerself

February 21, 2012


Back when Lloyd’s dad was in the hospital, one of the nurses was telling us a story about a patient who had back surgery, and needed to keep his wound/sutures dry when he took a shower. Someone told him to cover the area with that Glad Press-N-Seal wrap that has thousands of tiny, sticky dots on it. He did, and it worked!

Pffft – a story like that is an old wive’s tale until it’s been tested.

Hey, wait – I’m an old wife!

Test away!

Sorry I wasted your plastic wrap, Mom.

Verdict? It works! Wrapped up & watertight. It doesn’t even rip the hair off your arm, which I worried mightily about once I wrapped my wrist. (Whew.)

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11 Responses to “Press & Seal yerself”

  1. Brad Said on:

    This is a great idea! I’ll have to remember it for the next time a student has a broken arm or foot.

    What’s under the wrap? Are they test bandages?


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I had to do this for a while. I used saran wrap and tape. Press and seal would have been easier.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Excellent idea indeed! I wonder if our nursing faculty know about this? And the Army?

    My son broke his arm this past fall….I think he used a garbage bag when he showered.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    My initial impression of your header photo is that you were drilling something into your arm. I don’t think the press’n’seal stuff could prevent holes in your arm.


  5. Mary Ellen Said on:

    Sorry, but that is the most unsettling anatomical picture. I saw wrapped flesh & a power tool!


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