Venas varicosas. Vericose veins. Boo…
But yay for finding a nice doctor in Mayaguez that will treat them.
Ok, I’m drafting this post as I sit in the waiting room. And this father and son are both plugged into their electronics. And one of them (the father I think) IS PLAYING ANGRY BIRDS WITH THE VOLUME AT FULL BLAST!!!!!!!!! It’s annoying and kinda funny and the same time. It’s better than the soap opera on the TV.
Anyway, thankfully I only had to get one leg treated. One secretary spoke English and the main doctor Trina did as well. She says 99.9% of her patients speak Spanish. She’d never had to give her ‘vein spiel’ in English before. haha
I declined the Xanax and numbing cream and opted for my iPod as a distraction instead. Ella Fitzgerald don’t fail me now.
The procedure was ok. Took many jabs to enter into my young vein. But I found out the doctor is Canadian, studied in the States, and moved to Puerto Rico seven years ago as a professional salsa dancer. Cool! I didn’t get any tips on where the best dancing was around here though. 🙁
I have a thigh high silk nylon to wear now. Lacy. With a garter. Haha. I’m kidding. It would be a lot more fun if that were the case. But I have to wear my thigh high compression sock 48 solid hours. Which is why I sat at the beach watching everyone else swim during a birthday party 2 days later. Ugh. I’m hot again just remembering it.