A few of my review articles get a lot of attention. I thought that it might be a good idea to give a one-year out (or more) update, so here’s the first round”
I still have my pillfold but do not use it anymore. In the long run, the little zippers were problematic and refilling was time-consuming. I also down-scaled my purse and it took up too much room. I still love the style and it held up very well, but after the second or third time a pill was accidentally crushed I changed to a regular weekly pill case and keep my emergency pills in a little metal container on my keychain. Glad that I tried it out, but it ended up not being a good long-term use item for me. I give it three and a half stars. :}
These have held up very well despite being a permanent fixture in my purse. I have not had to use them as much recently, although with cooler weather I suspect they will be pulled out more often., The continue to work great and almost zero wear. I did spill a soda on them once so I tied them in a pillow case to wash on cold and then let them air dry and they seem to have come out fine. I do still wish they weren’t so obvious when I wear them but can’t argue with their effectiveness! Definitely a five-star rating!
I will be the first to admit that I do not use this as often as I should, simply because I find it awkward. Partially it may be because I do not need it as often as I used to; every time I think it would be a good idea, the battery is dead and I have to recharge it (the documentation does not recommend using the EMSI unit while plugged into the wall). I then have to run the wires through the correct spots and put it on. Even before I gained weight this was tricky on my own when my flexibility is somewhat poor- now I really need a hand. The intent is that I could wear the unit while, oh say, sitting at the computer and writing blog posts, but for the 15-20 minutes it’s running I might as well skip the back wrap hassle (my doc prefers that I lie down anyway as opposed to walking around or sitting up). In all, a good idea and helpful when I use it, but not really worth the extra work.
By the way, these products were purchased by me for my own use- no one asked me to do these reviews and I am not recompensed in any way. (That said, if there is a product you would like me to review, please ask and I’ll consider it!)