Blood clots, again

I have worn thigh-high 20-30 mmHg compression hose religiously since the beginning of October. The only day I didn't wear them was when I gave birth to Inga. And even then, I wore them in the morning when I was in labor. I've also worn them every day since her birth.

A few days after she was born, I noticed several blood clots in my varicose veins, in exactly the same place as last pregnancy. How is this possible?!

 I met with the vein specialist today (remember him from A Tale of Two Doctors?) to make sure the clots were not in the deep venous system. Everything looks good--no DVT, just superficial clots. I'm planning on having the varicose veins removed before the end of this year. At my request, the HR person at Eric's university changed our health insurance contract to cover medically indicated VV treatment. (She's pretty awesome, don't you think?)

Although I don't care a whit about "preserving the youthful appearance of my legs," I do look forward to ditching my compression hose and to having legs that don't ache all the time.


In case you're looking for compression hose, I have tried the following brands & styles:


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