Trying to get some rest when you have 5 very active kiddos can be hard.
I had a very painful (and ugly) varicose vein in my left leg. It showed up when I was pregnant with Kate. She seemed to be blocking off my circulation during the later months of my pregnancy. The vein only got worse as I had 3 more children after her.
I decided that it was time to do something about it, so I went and saw a vein specialist and had it fixed.
Yesterday, I had a laser treatment done on a portion of the problem area - that is where they stick a catheter up your vein and then turn the laser on it - essentially burning out the vein.
Then I had an ambulatory phlebectomy on the other part. The doctor made a lot of little holes in my leg and pulled the vein out. Ick. He asked if I wanted to see what he was pulling out, but I passed. I kind of wish I would have looked now. :)
I'm not really in very much pain. It's just uncomfortable. My leg is all wrapped up in an ace bandage and then I have compression hose on over that. I have to make sure that I walk, walk, walk so that I don't get a blood clot and I can't lift more than 30 pounds this week. Tori weighs more than that, so it's going to be a challenge. Luckily, I have Ellie around to help out with her.
Tonight I get to take the bandage off. I'm anxious to see what my leg looks like under there. It's going to be VERY bruised and I have 22 little holes with bandage strips on them. It isn't going to be pretty. Hopefully it will heal quickly though and then I'll feel better than ever!
Now if I can just take it easy this week and next. Of course I've been ferrying the kids around today and we're supposed to go bowling tonight. Looks like I'll be watching. :)