Thursday, August 21, 2008

Burning Little Tingles

Okay, I'll admit, I can be pretty obsessed from time to time. In this "chapter" of my life... yes, I definately am obsessed. You see, recently I discovered that I am developing varicose veins. YEECH! I know, it's hereditary and, no, it's probably not quite as big of a deal as I am making it out to be, BUT... I don't have to like it. In fact, I googled varicose veins and found that there is really nothing you can do to stop them... since they're hereditary. But, there are a few ways you can prevent them. For one, I am walking... a lot. Exercising your legs can help with the circulation. I have also started taking vitamins. They say that grape seed extract is a natural anti-oxidant which is good for vein health. And as I go through the day, I elevate my legs when I can and I picked up a pack of support hose... but I won't even think about wearing those until it gets a little bit cooler. I think I am going to call the doc and have them looked at eventually. But until then, I have to say, the thing that I always thought was so ridiculous is sneaking up on me. It's that "getting older" thing and I am starting to see the effects of it.


tori said...

yeah you blogged!!! good for you...i will see you in a bit

M, J, B, G, Sam & Sadie said...

My family also has varicose veins BAD. I always remember thinking my Grandma's feet and legs were PURPLE. As I got older, I realized it was all the veins. Now my dad's feet and legs look like that. Please God...don't let that be my fate!! YIKES!

You look really great though...I mean, I haven't seen your veins :o)...but I have noticed how pretty you've been looking lately!

smiling's my favorite said...

I am so excited. I have to be honest and say that I look at everyone's legs now to see if I'm the only one... and for the most part, I am... atleast in my age range. However, tonight while I was at Walmart, I saw a lady about my age who had the same amount of veins as me, if not more. The only difference was that she was tan which hides them... you can't hide blue squiggly lines when you have lilly white skin. She was really cute too, and she just walked around in her shorts like they qwere no big deal. Hmm... there's a thought. Confidence is beautiful no matter who wears it. :0)