Monday, July 23, 2018

To the Vain Center (pun intended)

I have been busy going to doctors and dentists lately. No bad news, but it has affected my blogging time resulting in a scarcity of posts.

I am going to have the varicose veins in my left leg removed today. First time I had this done about 25 years ago, I had to go to the hospital where they put me under and surgically stripped the offending veins. 

Today, they will do it in the doctor's office (called a "vein center") by giving me a local, inserting a catheter into the vein and use radio waves to heat it and close it. Then they will remove the bulging veins using tiny stab incisions that usually do not require sutures to heal. The bulging veins are extracted through the incisions. 

I hope I can watch, but I bet they won't let me.

Wearing Cools
Wearing Cools

David Guapo
David Guapo femulates Rebeca on Spain's version of television's Your Face Sounds Familiar.


  1. VV's don't look good in summer with bare legs. I'm sure you'll enjoy the result in a month or so. Just make sure you have taken codeine/acetaminophen tabs beforehand.

  2. Dear Stana,

    I’m hoping for a completely successful surgery and outcome for you.