A super sweet and beautiful woman sat in my styling chair yesterday and mentioned how glad she is that I’m blogging again.
I told her that sometimes I don’t think there’s much to write about, but if I just make myself sit in front of my laptop, I’ll find out what’s inside.
Did you know that I’ve consulted with a physician who is recommending varicose vein removal in my right leg? I know. Ya’ll think I’m so cute. You know someone who used to have varicose veins, but she was a hundred years old and mine probably aren’t as bad as hers.
Well, I didn’t want to have to go and do this, but I think a traumatizing picture is in order here. This was my leg when I was pregnant with Shepherd, and it’s only mildly better than that today:
Groin to ankle, my friends, groin to ankle! Honestly, I’m not bothered by the repulsive sight as much as I’m affected by the excruciating pain… once a month… if you get my drift. Before experiencing them myself, heavens to Betsy, I had no idea varicose veins were worse than ugly! And, as it turns out, it’s not on my mom or dad’s side, so I’m just extra special this way. To be clear, this hasn’t stopped me from wearing shorts and skirts in the summer! The way I see it, my legs just make everyone else feel better about their own legs. It’s really a public service when I wear them out in public, a free esteem boost.
It’s not a secret that I’m incredibly hands off when it comes to health and wellness (like, “Don’t touch me with that stuff, leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.”). Through Dr. Betsy’s naturopathic care, we have succeeded in minimizing the pain to a degree. (In fact, the above photo is the “Before and After” comparison of the difference whole food supplementation made during that pregnancy.) But the damage is done, these babies are never going back to normal. While there’s no date set yet, I’m pretty excited to know that relief is on the horizon!
Did I ruin your breakfast?