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    Default Varicose Veins Stripping

    I have been referred to a vascular surgeon to have my varicose veins in my legs stripped. I was wondering if anyone else has had this done and what was their experiences? Was it a long recovery? How did you cope if you had little ones? TIA

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    My DH has had it done, it was pre kids though. I don't think recover was all that long and he was in a very physical job.
    He had each leg done under separate surgeries spaced a month apart.


    Totally in love with our two beautiful little girls.
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    Hi mark and sandy,
    I didn't have DD at the time but had some veins stripped in my leg 2 yrs ago. Everyone's experience is going to be different so what it was like for me may not be the same for you. I was surprised at what a major procedure it was. I had a 2 hr surgery and stayed overnight in hospital. Home the next day with a full leg dressing on. Had that for two days so couldn't shower (eww). Then back to the surgeon to get it removed and replaced with a leg stocking which I think I wore full time for about 2 weeks then just during the day for about another two.
    I struggled moving around at all for the first couple of days, really couldn't do anything. About the next 10 days I could do light things around the house but not much. It was 4-6 weeks before I returned to exercise and sport. I had two weeks off work as I am a teacher and so needed to be on my feet, couldn't just sit.
    If you are going to have it done, I would think you will need family or someone to help you around the house for at least the first few days.
    despite all of this, I am really glad I had it done, for both cosmetic and health reasons.
    Good luck!


 

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