I seem to make varicose veins in one leg. I had one removed in the 80s and then about 2 years ago I had another one removed. That should have made me problem vein free. For some reason another one popped up a few weeks ago. I could feel it getting bad for a few months, but it seemed to pop out overnight. I was going to let it go, but then the pain began.
As long as I could elevate it many times during the day and never sat upright I was OK. At meals I would place my leg alongside my plate. Isn't that a pretty picture? But I have a ticket I purchased a few months ago to go visit my mother in California. I leave tomorrow. So I started to worry about the flight. I went to get a consult and the decision was made to fix the darn thing on Friday.
Much like childbirth, I had forgotten how much the surgery hurt. I hobbled around all weekend until I could cut off the compression bandage. When I moved the wrong way it would push my patella off to the side.
So now I am wrapping it again in an Ace bandage. A little support helps. I wonder if the airport screeners will want to see what is under the bandage. Can they see through it and know that I am not smuggling a banned substance?? I sure hope so. Of course it could feel great at 4:30 AM tomorrow and I could leave it off!
That is my current plan. Or I could wait to go through security and then go to the restroom and wrap it. I don't really want to take off my pants in a toilet area. Doesn't sound the least bit sanitary.
I hope no one is next to me so I can put it up on the empty seat. Lee bought me a first class upgrade, so I will have plenty of leg room and can move it around.
And that is just one of the reasons he is my favorite husband.