I went back to the vascular surgeon today after wearing my compression stockings for three months, with no benefit, and I am scheduled to have surgery on June 24th, which is my 40th birthday. I wasn’t looking forward to my birthday this year anyway so when they told me the date, I didn’t bother to try and change it. It’s just another day. I will have to be off work for two weeks after the surgery due to all of my health problems and the fact that it takes me a while to recover from the anesthesia.
Hopefully this time the insurance company will approve the surgery since I did the “conservative” treatment they wanted me to try before approving it. I will be very upset if they cancel it this time. I have to go and have my blood work all over again and I had to put in for time off again.
The doctor told me again today that my case was pretty severe and that surgery was my only option. He had told me when I went in for the compression stockings that there is no way they would help because my problem was too advanced, but we had to do it for the insurance company. I don’t know how I will act once this pain is gone! The pain is such and my legs will tire and hurt so bad that I constantly want to lie down. I can’t, however, but that is what my legs want to do.
Pray for me that I will get to have the surgery this time and that everything goes okay.