In May, I had successful treatment procedures for venous insufficiency or venous reflux in the greater saphenous vein. The first day, the doctor performed Radiofrequency Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy on my left leg and on the right leg the following the day.
Follow-up treatment included 30 minutes on the treadmill immediately following each procedure and wearing thigh high compression stockings for 36 hours (yes, that included overnight) and then a minimum of 8 hours each day for two weeks.
My additional treatment included a continued prescription of blood thinner medication to prevent future blood clots and physical activity of a minimum of walking an hour a day.
Due to the combination of the procedure and blood thinner, my legs were extremely bruised. The day after the procedure, I felt fantastic! The aching and throbbing in my legs disappeared along with the swelling in my ankles. It is amazing! I do often feel a ‘pulling’ and “tingling” sensation in my legs which are expected.
Last week, I went to the clinic for my follow-up ultrasound. Everything is healing properly and there was no sign of any blood clots. Praising the Lord for the diagnosis, the excellent medical team and successful procedures!
My next appointment is in three months.