Shots, Shots and More Shots

Today’s 44 had to be fairly simple so I did triceps dips using 2 chairs.

ready
ready
down
down

And, no other work-out today because I have to take a day or so off thanks to yesterday’s miserable experience!!!

Some of you may remember from way back in April that I had the varicose veins in my legs stripped.  And, you may remember that the recovery was not at all what the DR told me it would be.  It was long and painful!!!

I moaned and complained a lot about my legs – here, here, here, here and here.

Yesterday was, hopefully, the final part of this process to get rid of the varicose veins.  I had a procedure called sclerotherapy done. 

HOLY HELL – this HURT!!!

not even half of the needles used
not even half of the needles used

I’m not sure what exactly was in the needles – saline and something else.  

first injection
first injection

I took one picture and then quit watching – I blocked the view with my Nook!!!  I tried to count the # of injections but lost count after 20 or 25.

I think the ones on my left foot and ankle hurt the most but by that point I was in so much pain that I really couldn’t tell for sure.

I tried to chat with the nurse and DR while they worked but it was hard to talk much with my teeth clenched!!!

you can't see the top ones but this is what my legs look like under the ultra tight wraps!
you can’t see the top ones but this is what my legs look like under the ultra tight wraps!

It has been 6.5 months since I had my initial surgery and I still DO NOT recommend this procedure.  I know that, according to my DR, my results were rare but the fact that I went into this thinking it would be a week long recovery and I have had pain in my legs (especially my left ankle) every day since I had the procedure done makes me wish I had never started this whole process.

Hopefully, this is a short (1-3 days) recovery like the DR said this time!  

still wrapped - should only be for today
still wrapped – should only be for today

I’ve been telling myself that maybe after this step I will finally be happy that I had all of this done – I’m not there yet but maybe in another day!

I try not to live my life with regrets but this whole experience has definitely been a regret!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Kim

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