I can tell that the varicose veins in my legs are getting worse because it’s harder for me to walk five blocks to pick up my two kids after school. Many years ago, my mother was treated in a hospital for her varicose veins. She received a vein stripping treatment that required general anesthesia and surgery. She experienced a lot of pain, and her recovery took 5 weeks. I don’t want to make the same mistakes as my mother.
I started to have vein problems with my first pregnancy. Nothing terrible – just spider veins. When I was 24 weeks pregnant with my second child, my legs became swollen and tired. I felt a lot of pain in my calves, and my shoes didn’t fit. My friends told me that these symptoms would go away. Instead, they got worse after I had two more children. And now after all these years, the veins on my legs have become like thick, blue ropes. I can’t sleep at night because of the cramps.
I’ve been suffering from vein problems for more than 10 years. My legs were often swollen, achy, heavy, and bluish. I tried to ignore it. And then I tried traditional and alternative medicines. Unfortunately, my condition has worsened and a trophic ulcer has formed on my right leg. I know I need to seek treatment, but I can’t afford to take time off from work.