I had my 6 month cardio check up. My ekg had not changed since January so the doc took me off the heart med. Yay, one less med to keep up with! But looking at my legs that were blotchy red, he asked if I was still swelling. I told him yes, but when active more than 15-20 minutes both legs swell and get painful, the right twice it's size. I also told him I have noticed the colors of red, blue, and purple in my legs, feet, and hands. He said I need to be seen in the vein clinic. I then asked if the veins being closed off in my pelvis (11 coils for PCS- pelvic congestion syndrome) could have affected my legs and feet. He said yes, and they may have to go back in for more. He said if veins are he cause and get corrected then I should get to where I can walk after treatment.
I'm not so sure I believe that. If the previous blocking off caused problems, won't it happen again if they do more? Frustrating and depressing, thinking the PCS embolization was helping, only to find out may have caused other issue requires more procedure (s).
Maybe our grandparents were right to avoid doctors. They had the pain but got very little care, and their lives weren't as bad as ours. My grandfather had a heart attack just before he turned 90. They told him he needed bypass but because they would have had to do the old fashioned (rib breaking) cut, he told them no. So they said he needed to stop eating his sausage & egg daily and change his diet altogether. His reply, "Why? What's it going to do, kill me? I'm 90 years old and I'll eat what I want to!" Maybe he had a point. I need a good laugh, even though it won't change anything. Just frustrated & down today... 🙏🌼