This post is going to be a little different than usual, but I think it’s super cool and could help out a lot of other people who are in a similar position.

Four or five years ago I got bitten by a dog, thus leaving some pretty big scars. They’re sensitive to temperature (meaning they’ll start to hurt), some are still numb, and I hate when people touch some of them. They’re right on my arm, so generally I don’t like it when people grab my arm, or brush against it. I’ve been trying to find a solution to the temperature issue, and actually found a solution to both problems.

I bought (well, my mom bought) a compression sleeve. So far it not only keeps my arm warm, so it doesn’t ache, but it also feels like a new layer of skin. I haven’t had it very long, but it doesn’t bother me so much when people touch the more sensitive scars. My arm should be less sensitive to getting brushed against, as well.

I was hoping the sleeve would help with some of the pain I have near a primary nerve in my arm, but I’m not sure it applies enough pressure to that spot, or enough pressure in general.

So, if you’re like me, and could really use a new arm/ layer of skin, I highly recommend getting a compression sleeve. You shouldn’t wear them for long periods of time, but you can wear them for several hours each day (per my research on the interwebs).

I got mine from Amazon (in the winter camo because it looked like Bucky’s arm, from Winter Soldier; who wouldn’t want to have a robot arm?).

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