Wednesday, 3 February 2010
This was my left leg on the right before I had surgery on Christmas Eve. As you can see it looks like an alien trying to break out from underneath my skin! For twenty years I suffered with this painful ugly mess. It has effected my life a lot but after seeing the consultant, being given hope of getting it sorted I couldn't wait to go ahead with it, painful though I knew it would be. The photo on the left is what my leg looked like after a week, after the 5 bandages were removed. I had had 12 small incisions to remove the dead veins. It does however resemble a road accident!
I was shocked when this mess was revealed. I couldn't get over the bruising either. But this is what I wanted, what I so desperately needed so I was OK with it. So it's now almost six weeks since my operation. So the next photo above in the centre is what my leg looks like now and as you can see it's loads better. It will take a couple of months yet before it's totally pain free. I still have several numb areas but I've been assured by my doctor that this is normal and will go with time. Yes It did hurt. Yes I have suffered. But YES my leg is good again. This was my Christmas present to me.