Well, I got to wear something an LVAD patients longs for, and a normal woman often takes for granted. I wore a dress!!! That's right!! A dress!!!
If you can remember, the drive line for my LVAD exits at my abdomen. Making long shirts and dresses impossible. Well I took my dress to a seamstress and got a zipper put in the side. It starts from the top and goes down the side to close where my drive line can comfortably come out of my dress. I had to make the opening big enough to fit the controller because it NEVER can be disconnected. That would mean the pump would stop pumping. It's a very uncomfortable feeling, physically and emotionally. I am completely dependent on the pump.
I also found a black satin ribbon that I wrapped around my drive line. Since my purse is black, the white stands out. And the LVAD is going to the wedding too! It wants to dress up like me!
It was nice to go to the wedding and not be centered out about my illness. No one even noticed I had a big tube coming out of my side! I was even on the dance floor bustin' some moves!
Here's a couple pics.
LVAD IN DISGUISE