Sleeping with a controllerThu, 09/10/2020 - 8:31AM
I have had my LVAD for 2 1/2 years and have devised clothing options for daily use, including vests, fishing vests, LVAD shirts, and concealed tactical shirts that my wife sews a pocket on for the controller. My problem has always been with the belt for the controller. I am fat and have a flat hips/butt that makes me wear suspenders for wearing long pants, because, if a wear a belt and the belt slips below my tummy, the pants are going all the way to the ankles for a public surprise. My day wear precludes problems, but I have never figured out what to do at night. My skinnier friends wear the belt at night or one of those stretchy waistbands to carry theirs. I purchased one made for LVAD and one that was for carrying your iPhone while you run, but both would roll and drop when dragging my power cord to the bathroom in the middle of the night. For all these years now I have been sleeping with the belt around my neck and under my left arm. I have gotten used to it with my soft fabric sleeve on the belt where it sits on my neck. I wondered if there were other chunkies out there with a similar problem and what their solutions have been?