Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Week

This past Tuesday morning I had Varicose Vein Stripping surgery. I hadnt planned on being off my feet as much as I've had to be. I had more incisions then planned, 22 in all from the top of my thigh down to the top of my ankle. I'm totally fine with whatever scars are left, as long as the painful (and ugly) veins are gone! I've had several blood clots - phlebitis, painful and swollen legs.

I never had issues with varicose veins until I started having children and with each pregnancy they got worse, but only during pregnancy. I was told this was due to the uterus pushing on the inferior vena cava.
Varicose veins also tend to be hereditary which is true in my case.

So even though I completely underestimated my recovery time, I am finally starting to feel myself again and looking forward to being back on my feet!

My wedding anniversary was Friday, but I was not feeling up to doing anything so Rod and I hope to make some date time this weekend.

I'm really looking forward to the new week! Hope you enjoy yours!!! xoxo


  1. Hope your week is a great one!!! Let me know if you need my help with anything(Even if it's just a craving for Rhino fries!!! ;) Love you!!

  2. Ouch! I didn't even know what causes varicose veins! Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery! Cheers Sue