I was at the doctor’s office and I’d seen something about “veins,” and you’re like ‘Really? Veins can have a… ?” You know, you just don’t think that there’s an issue. And the more I read, then I asked my doctor, and she sent me here to you guys [Alsara Vein Clinic].
[It was] a relief, a sigh of relief. In fact, I think I even cried when [Dr. Gupta] was actually talking to me, because, it’s like, here’s a doctor that is literally talking to you. And he didn’t speak jargon. He laid it on the line. He spoke in a way that I could understand. And it was just like, to hear somebody give you an answer that they may be able to help you, was just like… I think… I know I cried. I know I cried because – oh my gosh – there’s somebody talking to me; not at me, but talking to me.
The treatments were technically painless. I didn’t have any issues with pain or discomfort. I liked the way that he walked me through it, what he was going to do, how he did it. Love his helper, Kati. And they explained everything. And they even said if you want to watch, you can watch, which I did. It was just fascinating to see. Oh my gosh, I didn’t know that this was this, and that was that. He let me ask questions. Yeah, most places don’t let you ask questions.
I haven’t flown for a long time. I really haven’t done anything out of the ordinary for along time because it was just… walking through an airport, ah, it was just the heaviness of the legs… sitting in a car didn’t work very well. Like I said, unless you’ve been through it, just… you feel heaviness in your body, and you don’t really know why. And it’s like a constant discomfort, and [in] a plane; even more so. I mean, you never would have dreamed that that was an issue.
It is a godsend. It has been a godsend. I mean, when you look back to where I was a year ago or so to where I am present day, there had to have been a difference that was made that most people don’t think about. So it’s like, haaaaah [exhales]. Oh my gosh, I did this, I did that. I’m moving. I’m standing a little bit longer. So, shy of a miracle.