I like to run…a lot. I’ve been running since I was 12. It’s my peace, it’s my passion. I just love it. It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. I have had varicose veins since I was 18. So I’ve always had the ugliness of them, but as I got older they started giving me a
little bit more trouble. Kind of tired legs, they ache, they kind of
burn. It’s been a part of my life for so long, and
you just kind of get accustomed to it. So you really don’t notice it so much. But when I run, my feet–they swell. And my shoes feel too tight and I start
getting some numbness in my feet. I would not wear dresses. I would tend to wear pants a lot, even to
events where dresses were more appropriate. Well they do a scan to verify that you do
indeed have varicose veins. It’s a time to talk about what kind of
symptoms you’re having. The pain, the swelling, the aching, the tiredness. They suggested laser surgery. It wasn’t painful at all. You felt a few pricks and some pressure, but
I didn’t ever feel pain. I was in and out for sure within 45 minutes,
it was super fast. It was easy. Well my ankles are definitely skinny, my legs
are skinny. I never have sock lines anymore, shoes fit
great. I don’t ever have any pain or burning. My legs feel younger. I wish I would have done it five years earlier
at least. You kind of feel like you shouldn’t do it,
that it doesn’t hurt bad enough, that it’s really not–that you just need to
get over it. And it’s not true, it’s a big deal. It’s just so easy, and it changes your life.
It really does.