I was having a lot of discomfort with my legs. I had one very large vein that was very unpleasant looking to me. But the worst part was the tightness in my leg and cramping. It was keeping me awake at night. I was losing sleep regularly. Whether I was sitting, standing, I would get leg cramps. It was genuinely miserable and affecting my quality of my life.
The absolutely best part, I think about it, was the explanations. Again, that goes back to the ‘professional but kind’ that you do here. So often in a medical setting, they’ll explain something, but you just go ‘uh huh, uh huh’. But here, the explanations are down to earth, and they are walked through so carefully. And you don’t feel intimidated, so if I had questions, I would certainly ask. But, I understood what this procedure was going to be completely before it was done, and during, so that was excellent.
It’s been overall a pretty super experience. I have benefitted from it. It has certainly improved the quality of my life. And now I’m ready to get the other leg done, ‘cause I want a matching pair!
I would recommend this [leg treatment] for anyone. It’s been just an overall first class experience.
The staff here, it’s a lovely bunch of ladies. I was charmed. I felt quite spoiled. My desire to get coffee as soon as we were done was met with – somebody brought me coffee – it was just nice little touches! And when you walk in the door, that hello, that smile is always consistent. I’m sure they must have bad days like the rest of us but they do not let it show with their patients!
Its definitely, really improved my quality of life. Everything I love to do – whether it’s gardening, exercising, traveling – the treatment here has improved that. I’m ready to get my other leg done. I would encourage anybody to do this. It has really made my life so much more enjoyable, and I do get much better sleep, which is good for me and good for the people I care about.
I would certainly recommend anyone to come here to Alsara [Vein Clinic]. Just come and talk. You know, you don’t have to make that commitment, which was very good for me because, as I said, I had some previous ideas that were not correct. Just coming in and talking to the staff here is going to get you the information you need to make informed choices. That’s what I like to do – I like to make informed choices. And I got all the information I needed here, and I made my own choice, and I was very happy with that choice.
It is wonderful on a life journey to get the medical care that you need. As a person that is aging somewhat, I am more aware of what I need physically to support my travels and my journeying and just my everyday life. So having come here, I consider this one of my supports. When I need any help or assistance in the future, I will certainly come here because that’s what ‘life’s a journey’ is about. My personal motto is ‘it’s better to travel hopefully than arrive’ and I’m happy to partner with Alsara to make that trip.
Gardening is one of one of my passions and that was very uncomfortable before. So I love the gardening. I love being able to walk my dog – I’m not sure whose walking who – but I can keep up with her a little bit better now. Just to be able to sit comfortably. That sounds rather simple, but if you want to sit and relax and read and you can’t, because you’re constantly aware of this twitching, and swelling, and uncomfortableness in your leg, that detracts from having a leisurely, relaxing time. So if anything, I would say, I can relax better now.