My leg is full of holes… (Part 1)

and I’m very happy about it.

So I’ve been failing at keeping everyone up to date on what’s going on with me. Lots of small references to my legs/feet, doctor visits, and surgery. I figure it’s high time I filled everyone in on what exactly is going on.

First, what’s wrong:
I have a vascular disease known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency. I’ve known about the basic shape of this problem for about 10 years: Vein troubles, inherited from my dad, bad circulation, causes varicose veins and ulcers (foot injuries, not stomach discomfort).

Second, what happened:
Last week, one of the damaged veins in my leg decided it was time to give up and just let nature take it’s course. The longstanding discoloration in my foot went ulcerous. In other words, the bruise I’ve had for years turned into a very big scrape. I stalled on going to a doctor. It’s broken before and healed, so I was under-motivated.

After a few days of it getting a lot worse instead of better, I realized it was time to bite the bullet and get this looked at. I called my Father, who has what I deduced was the same condition I have. He pointed me at some specialists who know how to fix this sort of thing.

They took a look, and to no one’s surprise, confirmed that I have a nasty condition that I’ve ignored for too long. They scheduled me for surgery ASAP. The surgery is minor. Ambulatory surgery with local anesthetic, but they wanted it done as soon as they could.

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