Really Awful Hosiery


Shocking stockings

My right leg was feeling quite swell,

And giving me all kinds of hell,

Now I’ve got this shocking

Constrictive-type stocking

This dreadful uprising to quell.


Don’t blame me for showing a view

Of such awful hosiery to you;

It’s due to Ruth2Day

Demanding a display –

A commenting blogger, that’s who!

© Colonialist March 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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47 Responses to Really Awful Hosiery

  1. The Asian says:

    They look very sexy, I don’t know what you’re talking about 😉


  2. Granny says they look ugly, but they work. She had a strained muscle once and had to wear those for a long time. At least you didn’t lost your humour, Col 😀 Hope your leg feels better soon. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤


  3. Ow, I hope your right leg will behave again soon! Though you gave me a big grin, thank you for that.


  4. Ruth2Day says:

    yowzers, that is one heck of a sock! I bet it’s as bad as pulling on those flight stockings that require a load of grunting and huffing and a lot of old heave-ho! Seriously though, I hope you feel better soon 🙂


    • colonialist says:

      The flight stockings are on the same lines, but amateurish by comparison!
      It had better work, after all the discomfort of pulling them on and off and of just wearing one, or I shall be seriously annoyed.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    In no way can I laugh at your predicament, but some of these comments are hilarious…


  6. Sonel says:

    Luckily the days are getting cooler now Col and in winter it will keep your legs nice and warm. I am glad to see though that your Cellulitis wasn’t blamed on a spider bite. 😉

    Feel better soon. 😀


    • colonialist says:

      I do hope I’ve shed the thing before I would enjoy any warming benefit!
      Well, I must admit I tried to pin the crime on a spider, but they were pronounced innocent by the medical types.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sonel says:

        I hope so too, but if not, there would be something positive in it. 😆

        I am very glad to hear that there are medical types that doesn’t always blame the spider. It gives me hope. 😀


  7. ddupl3ss1s says:

    Jy is ‘n gehoorsame Pasiënt.. gehoor hier by die Voetevrou (Podiatrist) in my voordeur niemand hou van daardie kouse wat jou in greep vasvat nie, steeds die moeite werd. Nietemin, dat jy kan poëties raak oor die pynlike siituasie is wragtag prysenswaardig ..mooi loop!


  8. Marco says:

    It could be worse – something like leopard print or fishnet pattern??


  9. You are in the wars! But at least you can still spit out the words 😉


  10. Tom Merriman says:

    I know those stockings are tight, Col. Not that I’ve ever worn them, mind.


  11. I can imagine that for someone like yourself who wears shorts and flip-flops most of the time, this tight stocking must feel very weird. Hope it does the trick. 🙂


  12. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    Do you wear it on one leg or two
    My sympathies are surely with you
    I tried it when my veins caused me pain
    and I said i would never try it again.

    your stocking is a good shade of pale
    suitable for any male
    But for me , it was dark brown you see
    And definitely was not good for me

    So in the bin they did go
    with a flick of the wrist, just so
    I now use a gel, which suits me well
    No elastic stocking for this fem- fatale

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Now that’s really socking it to your readers. (Hope your toes are wiggling free shortly)

    Liked by 1 person

  14. libraschild says:

    what is the other sock for? a spare? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. I have to wear those, and the prescription ones act as a garotte in three places on each leg.(ankle, below and above knee) I now wear Marks and Spensers’ compression flight socks – any colour you like so long as it’s black.

    Your poem is cute.


  16. Pussycat44 says:

    What fun……a leg-selfie 😉


  17. Grannymar says:

    I for some unknown reason, missed the earlier post. From the poem above, the word cellulitis came to mind. My sister had a bout of peripheral cellulitis last month, so I went back to read the missed post. Cracked skin or a bang can cause it. In my sister’s case it followed a visit to a new podiatrist/chiropodist. Thankfully an antibiotic and rest seems to have done the trick. Sending healing hugs from the northern hemisphere!

    Liked by 1 person

    • colonialist says:

      Thanks – so your guess was spot-on! In my case I think it stemmed from abrasion from a too-loose sandal of the wrap-over kind.
      The antibiotic did away with the infection, but by that time the leg liked being that size.


      • Grannymar says:

        Yes, my sister’s leg was swollen and hot particularly in the evenings. She had Osteomyelitis as a teenager and she thinks there is some connection between both conditions. Being an ex nurse, she kinda suspected what was going on before it was confirmed. Hope yours heals fast.


  18. theonlycin says:

    Oh dear, I hope you’re feeling swell again soon!


  19. gpcox says:

    You amaze me – you can even make awful hosiery sound humorous!


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