I have had varicose vein issues in my left leg since Christian was born and the problem only got worse during my pregnancy with Olivia.  Now that leg causes me a decent amount of pain and weird sensations during the day (and night).  Our family doctor referred me to a interventional radiologist — I met him yesterday.  He is ordering an ultrasound so he has proof (for the insurance company) that it would benefit my health (not just for cosmetic reasons (believe me, I wouldn’t do it if it was just for cosmetic reasons)) for him to go ahead with vein ablation treatment.  I hope the insurance company will approve.  It would be nice to not have so much pain in my leg and possibly be able to sleep better, too, without it bothering me so much.  (It may be a few months until I know whether or not the procedure will be approved.)