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Old 01-15-2011, 05:07 PM
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Varicose veins surgery today


So i trotted off to the hospital today to get those twisty leg veins o' mine sorted out. At 24 i was easily the youngest person there by.... ooh at least 20 odd years. Thanks for the genetics dad.

OW!!!!! When the surgeon said i'd need 20 injections in my legs i panicked a little. Then he said "Yes, i think around 20 in each leg should do it" and i nearly passed out lol.

Soooo here i am in my oh-so-sexy surgical support stockings, and a hell of a lot of bruises along with the incisions in my calves. I keep thinking every time i have a drink that it's going to leak out of me like a collander!

Anyone else had this done? I wasn't prepared for it being this ouchy afterwards!
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:32 PM
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Oh, Lou! THIS is what you meant by an "OP" (as referenced in the midnight club). It sounds terrible.

How do you feel? Do your legs hurt? Are you supposed to stay off your feet?

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Old 01-16-2011, 07:03 AM
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Yeah, supposed to relax for two days, and then I have to walk 3 miles a day lol. Or perhaps they just thought I could do with some exercise? Soooo I'm relaxing for today. Got seriously bruised legs now =\
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20 injections?!? I hope you're feeling better today. I'm trying to walk 3 miles a day too, but can't quite manage it between the cold and the dark (and my laziness)...
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Oh, owwwwwwww!


Just the IDEA of having 20 injections in my legs is enough to send me running.......AWAY!! You're a brave soul, Lou!
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:39 PM
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I probably would have run away if my knees weren't already numb by then, lol! Would have been funny to see me attempt it mind you.

I have a lovely line of red dots on each leg now. Like a very easy dot-to-dot haha. I don't know where they think I'm going to walk to in a town like this, in the dark and wet on my own, with two swollen knees :P maybe all the running around at work will count
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My mom had that procedure done, and it sucked because her legs hurt so bad. But it looks better now.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:41 PM
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Well, here's hoping i'll be able to wear shorts and skirts this summer lol. Gonna be spending most of tomorrow with my feet up trying to make the swelling go down =/
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That's what my mom had to do, but it took about two days for the swelling to go down.
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Yeah, i haven't been doing the two days of resting thing like i was supposed to

Oh well, i can relax tomorrow
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Your so brave Lou, get some rest and just dream of warm summer days lolling around in shorts and frilly skirts. Take care.
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Dear Lou !
I send you a warm and tight hug. Glad you feel halfway ok. You DO need to rest, Lou, it is important...I should know, I am a nurse, remember ! If we were not so far living apart, I would cook you a nice fresh chicken soup and MAKE you stay in bed and look propperly after you. Since I can't, consider yourself "told off", and listen to the Anni-Baby. She has your best interest at heart. GOT IT, GIRL ????? Good...now that's outta da way, do you like chicken soup ? hahahaha
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