I had surgery to remove my varicose veins today. My right leg has been swollen for over a year and and more and more varicose veins had been developing. Not only were they unsightly, they hurt! It even got to the point where one vein ruptured twice and blood was spewing out of it. That was scary! I haven't worn shorts in years, because I am just so self conscious. But I am hopeful that after today I won't be embarrassed about my legs anymore!
The surgeon came in to mark all the veins that he was going to remove. These are just about half of them. There are more on the back!
You can see just how swollen my right leg is compared to the left. Ugh, I hate that leg! If it ends up looking like the one on the left (which to me isn't even perfect), I would be very happy ;-)
Who knows, maybe I'll actually wear this cute running skirt after I'm allowed to run again. The only reason I wore it tonight, is because my leg was all covered up and I wasn't self conscious about my veins!
No running for two weeks. How will I survive????