[pct-l] Incompetent veins
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Thu Sep 29 12:22:53 CDT 2016
Remember to mail that doctor a postcard from Stehekin! 😂
> On Sep 29, 2016, at 8:38 AM, Sabrina Harrison <troopharrison at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everybody!
> As if life post-40 and the rigor of a household with four children is not challenging enough, I've recently been diagnosed with "incompetent veins." Like most incompetent things, I guess they've been slacking behind the scenes because I haven't been able to tell yet. It was like a medical bait and switch. I went in for one issue, and they discovered that instead.
> My doctor, (whose veins are extremely competent) would like me to "take it easy" and "not stress the system." He would also like me to wear compression socks 100% of the time, or as close to it as I can stand. He is talking about mindfulness to the level that, should I decide to go on a 3 hour roadtrip, I would bring my compression socks. I didn't have the heart to tell him I have aspirations of through hiking the PCT in 10 years, along with some LASH's as I wait.
> I told you this, partly to amuse myself, perhaps to amuse you a little bit, and also to ask for people to chime in if they have any advice on distance hiking with incompetent veins.
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