First Trip Out Of House Since Vein Surgery

Saturday was my first day out of the house since I had surgery on Wednesday and all in all I think I did pretty good considering it’s me we’re talking about!  I am still not feeling well but by Saturday I thought I was going to go nuts being cooped up in the house.  My husband & son took me out to dinner then we went to run a couple of errands.  I did some walking, as the doctor advised, but by the time we made it to the grocery store to get groceries I needed to ride in the electric cart.  The ride in the car was more uncomfortable than the walking was.  I have to keep my leg elevated and I obviously couldn’t do that in the front seat of a mini-van.  I could also feel every bump in the road in my leg also.

I’m still not sleeping very well (what’s new?) and even though I’m not in a lot of pain, I am rather uncomfortable at certain times of the day – particularly when I first wake up in the morning.  I just wish it didn’t take so long for me to recover.  I still feel completely exhausted and I just have no energy or “get up and go”.  Hopefully within the next couple of days I will feel more like me.

I have a lot of bruising and I counted a total of 15 incisions from my groin down to the bottom of my leg.  I have to keep my leg bandaged up and as long as the bandage stays tight (which it does for only a short while), the pain isn’t that bad.  I have had to take the bandage off a couple of times because of the itching that comes with healing and I can feel the inside of my leg twitching and that is very uncomfortable.  I did take some pictures of  my leg the day after surgery and I will try to post those pictures soon.

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  1. Glad you got out of the house for a while! I also recover slower than most people from surgeries and other medical procedures. I seem to experience more post-op pain as well. Goes with the territory I suppose. Try not to get discouraged with the recovery process. It’ll take time but it WILL get better. Don’t compare your recovery to the “norm” – we just can’t do that. Take care — thinking about you!!

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