WARNING: THIS POST INCLUDES POST-OP PICTURES OF MY RECENT LEG SURGERY. I DON’T THINK THEY ARE GROSS BUT I CAN’T SPEAK FOR HOW EVERYONE ELSE FEELS. IF YOU DON’T LIKE TO SEE BRUISING OR DRIED BLOOD, SKIP THIS POST.
Here are pictures from my vascular surgery on 6/24/09. I took these pictures the day after the operation. I had a total of 15 incisions and there is a big incision at my groin where they had to enter through to get to the blood clots that were causing the blood to back up and making the varicose veins worse. Naturally I didn’t include pictures of that incision! 🙂 I am still having some pain in the groin area and that incision is still oozing some and is seeping some pus. It’s such a sensitive area and it will take longer for that to heal, according to the doctor.
1. This picture is on my thigh and the most painful area besides the incision in my groin. This is the area that still hurts – especially first thing in the morning and after I’ve been moving around for a while.
2. This picture shows the incisions and you can see the markings the doctor made before the surgery so he knew where to make his incisions on the lower part of my leg, front and back. Before the surgery he had me stand up to have all of the blood fill the veins so he knew where he would have to do the stab phlebectomy.
3. This picture shows the incisions from the surgery on the front of my leg. This are barely hurt at all afterwards.