This is my latest badge from Fit Bit that I received this past week. I love it that you get badges for your accomplishments.
I have walked 736 miles since December 14th. which is when I purchased the fit bit. I try to walk 4 to 5 miles a day, of course, some days are a little less and some days are more.
I recently learned I have venous insufficiency my CEAP is Class 4. I get the throbbing, heaviness and skin staining at this time. When I am walking it hurts sometimes but I still walk because of my determination to get healthy.
My veins involved are the small and great Saphenous Veins. During surgery, they can only do one vein at a time so this will involve 4 surgeries my first one is later this month. I am not looking forward to doing this at all but I know if I do not do it then it will only get worse. The next stage you can develop skin ulcers and I do not want to deal with that.
Varicose veins are pretty much an inherited trait but some people have them and do not know. Not all varicose veins can be seen sometimes you just have the symptoms. You can get an ultrasound and this will determine if you have vein disease or not.
Surgery has come a long way since my grandfather was in the hospital to have the vein stripping done many many years ago.
I will be having out patient surgery this will be Laser Ablation of 4 Saphenous veins and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of multiple veins.
They say this will not affect my walking, in fact , they encourage you to get back to your exercise routine the very next day.
Daily exercise is so important to our health and well-being, and walking is something most of us can do. I actually enjoy walking whether it is outdoors or on my treadmill while watching tv.
When you start out walking take it slow and work your way up then you will find it much easier to keep up with.
There is a saying ” if you don’t use it you will lose it”.