Today, I have went to see my phlebologist. He asked me, when we’re doing my main vein.
What he meant was, when are we going to close it. It has been rather counterproductive ever since I’d had my first blockage. Other veins are trying to transfer blood back to my heart, but the ol’ main vein just sends most of it down to the foot, causing big time discoloration and swelling. While I am not old, and somewhat athletic, my heart can still manage the condition. But rather sooner than later, if nothing is done about it, this will lead to a catastrophe. That is really what the doctor said.
The procedure is not on the treatment catalog of my health insurance. Germany has great health insurance, but nothing is perfect. The treatment is hardly invasive and will only keep me away from work for two weeks, and it will save my insurance lots of money, and me lots of headache. If I can convince my health insurance of this, they might pay for the procedure. If I can’t, I am still going through with it.
Wish me luck.