Danie Toerien
2 minute read
17 Feb 2021
2:08 pm

No wax on, wax off for me

Danie Toerien

The way the man arched his back, I knew the pain was excruciating. I couldn’t watch.

Close-up Of Therapist Hand Waxing Man's Leg With Wax Strip. Picture: iStock

Having undergone a shoulder operation recently and with my one arm in a sling for six weeks, I am unable to perform some of the most basic daily tasks. Simple things, like replacing a gas bottle or making the bed, now require a completely different skill set which includes using every ready, willing and able part of my anatomy – from my knees to my teeth and everything in between. On a more personal level, I now have my steak cut for me and prefer to eat simple, soft meals that can be enjoyed eating with a fork only. The...