Has anyone had varicose vein leg and foot problems and found good solutions they could pass on? If you had vein stripping or sclerotherapy, did it solve your problems? Can anyone suggest new RN positions where I would be on my feet minimally for a nurse, and hopefully still interacting with patients?
I'm a new RN and I am excited to start my first job on the floor in an oncology unit next week but I will be 50 this month. I found working as a nurse tech last summer that I developed varicose vein problems and my feet would hurt a lot even though I tried several shoes. I just bought some "Everywear shoes" that I think will be great and I have sent for thigh high, toeless 20-30mm Hg support hose (had trouble with the pantyhose squeezing my toes and hips) that I hope will work.
Once I get decent health insurance I think I should get sclerotherapy done.
Also, I really want to work with patients at least who are conscious and I especially love oncology, but I might have to consider other types of positions where I'm not on my feet so much. Can anyone give me advice on types of positions that I might seriously pursue if the floor nurse thing becomes too difficult with my limitations?
Thanks a million. I love nursing and want to find solutions!