Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Thankful Thursday

For the past few months I've been doing a daily dose of leg exercise. The kind where I'm grunting & straining & pulling & twisting.

A few four letter words may escape from my lips while the dog & cat look on. And I swear they're laughing at me.

These poor little legs of mine have been subjected to the horror of compression hose since September. While it hasn't been comfortable, nor very attractive, truth be told, I've pulled them on most mornings & tugged them off in the evenings.

All so that I could go in & have the procedure done that would rid me of the varicose veins that have been the bane of my existence.

**PS: I totally passed on the funny above - could have been, "the vein of my existence." You're welcome**

Yesterday morning Mr. Potts took me in for the procedure. The night before I'd worked myself up to the point of tears and had almost talked myself out of doing it.

I'm a big baby when it comes to pain & the thought of needles & lasers working on my leg had me terrified.

Thankfully, Mr. Potts wouldn't let me talk myself out of doing it. He kept reminding me how badly my leg would ache at the end of a long day on my feet. How in the summer I'd be wearing shorts & wouldn't fret over the veins in my calf.

I'm so glad he talked me down from the wall.

Because it wasn't all that I had worked myself up to believe it would be.

They administered a shot of a prescription sedative & I was set.

The details I'll leave out, since I don't think anyone really wants the graphics. However, if you want to know how it went or are thinking about this for yourself, please let me know & I'll be happy to share details.

When I took the wrappings off this morning I almost cried. While there are some slight bruises the veins in my calf are gone.

As in not there anymore. No more bulging, no more pain.

Y'all, I'll be wearing shorts in the summer & not worrying about the veins.

My Thankful Thursday, indeed!


Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

That is great! I bet you are so happy - man, what a hard thing to go through!

KatiePerk said...

Total score! I am so happy for you! Glad it was a success, and you are pleased!!

Shasta Anne said...

OOOOH!!! Congrats! I am going to have the Asclera treatment done next month on a big nasty v. vein on my outer thigh that I earned while pregnant with my son. Cheers to your treatment, and to a speedy recovery!

MCW said...

That is amazing! Such a relief to have something like that done. So happy for you :)

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Annie said...

yay! i'm glad the operation was a success and you'll be sportin shorts this summer!!
i hope i am too...i just bought 2 pairs yesterday, i'll have to work my botty off to fit into them but at least i'll have some motivation ;)
i hope all else is wonderful for you!! have a great weekend :)

Brittany Ann said...

You brave girl! I'm so proud of you! And I'm officially jealous of your hot, shorts-ready legs!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

I had the same procedure done. and felt like I was opening up a present when the bandages came off. I wear support hose every day. you will forget the pain bf you know it and life will never be the same .. xoxo

Amber said...

I'm so happy for you! I know you've been waiting for this day for a long time. Enjoy those shorts, girl! xoxo

d.a.r. said...

I am so glad that it went well and you are so happy with the results!!

Lil' Woman said...

Woot! Woot! Go girl!

Anonymous said...

That's excellent news! What perfect timing too as spring is right around the corner. So happy for you! And yay for husbands talking us off the ledge, lol!

Jenny DB said...

That is great news, girl! I know it hurts now but you'll look back and probably think it was all worth it... all those months of panty hose (oh Gosh, that sounds awful) and you can kiss that goodbye!