Not Another Body Change!

This week has been a roller coaster of emotions. It started last Wednesday when I bought my first bottle of wrinkle cream. That morning I took a look at my face in a 10x view mirror and by the end of the day I was at Walmart buying Revlon’s Revitalift Cream. I mean, I knew that day would come, but so soon??

Fast forward to last night.

I got out of the shower and started putting on body cream. Not just any cream, but Nivea’s Firming/Cellulite Gel. Yep, I’m fighting the cellulite battle too! By the way, that stuff works! I have noticed a difference in my skin’s appearance, but I digress. I’m putting on the cream when low and behold I noticed a varicose vein!

“Are you freakin’ kidding me with this s%&t?” Those are the exact words that came out of my mouth as soon as I saw it. I even got a lump in my throat! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. On top of all the other changes I’m going through, now this!?!

After the mini-freak-out session, I gathered myself and asked for forgiveness for every mean thing I said about a certain someone who had these. Come on now, I was a teen at the time, I didn’t know karma was a bitch back then.

I took a deep breath and realized this was out of my control. No use crying over something that’s only natural. So I wondered what I can do about it and started doing some homework.

What Are Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and sometimes painful veins that have filled with an abnormal collection of blood.  They appear dark blue, swollen, and twisted under the skin. Sometimes painful?? Now there’s pain involved?? Come on!

What Causes Varicose Veins

I was on and I read varicose veins is hereditary (thanks a lot Mom) and may occur as we get older but also being overweight, pregnant, or if you’re job requires you to stand for long periods of time can cause varicose veins.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Mild symptoms will cause your legs to feel heavy. You might even feel a burning sensation and achy and as you sit or stand for a long period of time, symptoms can worsen. Serious symptoms are swelling, skin changes, and open sores.

Experiencing These Symptoms? No Worries.

Here are treatment suggestions that are easy to do at home. Elevate your legs, avoid long periods of sitting or standing and get plenty of exercise. I know, I know, we all hate the “e” word. You can also wear a compress stocking to treat.

If there’s a silver lining in all of this, can someone tell me what it is please? Just kidding. It’s knowing sites like My Girly Parts to get great information for all the body changes we go through as we age gracefully. For more information on varicose veins, check out this post at


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  1. says

    Oh boy, I can relate to this one Corina. I better get moving around more. Thanks for the info the conditions too. What can we do about that heredity one though? Hard enough fighting mother nature now heredity too :)

    • says

      Hey Lisa,
      I’m taking treatment seriously. It’s not bad but I don’t want it to get worse either. I told my hubby I need to play to lotto so and hopefully one day it to have a complete body over haul LOL!

      I know what you mean about hereditary! I inherited my mom’s hips! No matter what I try and how much weight I lose they are still there! :) Glad you like the post, it was a lot of fun!

  2. says

    Thank you so much for featuring Corina!

    I haven’t experienced this …. yet and I say yet because my body is every changing. I feel your pain with the wrinkle and cellulite cream. Sux getting older, along with the freakin sagging boobs and flattening bootay.

    Is there some type of surgery when the veins get too bad? Or maybe I’m thinking of another condition?

    • says

      Don’t get me started about the boobs and the butt! I was telling Lisa I got hips too, man a hot mess LOL!
      My friend Sicorra told me I’m in for so much more, I’m nervous now :) Thanks again for letting me do this Bren, it’s been so much fun!

  3. says

    Hi Bren!

    Thanks so much for letting me share my crazy story. Now that I’m in my 40’s I’m sure there will be some other changes but the one I’m looking forward to is menopause to say goodbye to my aunt flo and her kids the crampies :) but then the hormone thing happens….aye!

    Have a great day!

    • says

      Hey gf! Congrats on your very first featured post! Woohoo!! I have to say, you did very well and I’m sure you’re still excited about it. Guest posting can be fun, especially if you’re stepping outside your normal niche blog, as you did. Love to have you anytime gf! BTW, I hope you beat you to menopause! hehe

  4. says

    Well, I can say “been there, done that”, because I just turned 58. You learn not to look in the mirror quite as often. Sigh……. Luckily, no varicose veins, (sorry you have to deal with those, Corina), but, I do have those little spider veins and am grateful for the resurgence of Capri pants, because wearing shorts in public is no longer such a good idea. Add the menopausal weight gain and other bodily issues, like a more finicky digestive system; arthritis, etc. etc. Well, you get the idea. Before you’re completely discouraged, let me say that with age comes a certain serenity and self-assurance and a “take no crap” attitude. BTW, you look so young in that photo!

    • says

      Hi Debbie!
      You are too funny Debbie! You and Sicorra had me laughing out loud over here!
      I only wear shorts around the house not when I step out.
      Aye, don’t tell me about the menopause and weight gain! I’m praying for the pause but now I’m scared of the weight gain!
      And thanks for ending your comments and letting me know I get to be a bad a#@ b&t%h when I get older! :)
      Hope you had a great day Debbie!

  5. says

    Nice to see you here Corina at Bren’s blog. :)

    Ah yes…I’ve heard a lot about varicose veins and they surely can be very painful too. However, if we take the required precautions as you mentioned, you can overcome it. I’ve seen my aunts go through this, and knowing that it’s hereditary, it’s all the more a reason to take care well in advance.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    • says

      I’m glad I found it when I did because I can take care of it. Thankfully it isn’t that bad but knowing this is a first of things to come makes me want to add the word scared to the list of describing the aging process, doesn’t sound so graceful after all :)

      Oh yes, along with this I’ve also inherited my mom’s hips! Thanks for taking time to post a comment.

  6. says

    Cori, that was fun to read, even though the items your are dealing with can be a real pain in the butt. Good to hear that the cellulite cream is working, and never look in a 10x mirror again LOL While I am not experiencing the veins in my legs, I can relate to a number of things that Debbie has posted in her comment above. Yes, you have lots to look forward to my friend. :-)

    • says

      You are too funny Sicorra!

      What I want to know is what do they mean when they say “age gracefully”? It should be “suck it up and get over it”, LOL.

      After what you and Debbie said, I’m gonna take up drinking cuz I sure don’t want to be sober when all that starts to happen, just kidding :)

      Thanks for taking time to post a comment!

  7. says

    Oh, can I relate! Heredity has “blessed” me with varicose veins, too. My reaction was similar to yours when I discovered my first. I mean, what’s up with that?
    I’m about a month and a half out from being able to declare menopause. I think I’ll throw a party. 😉
    Great post, Corina. :-)

    • says

      Hi Ellen, so nice to meet you!
      I’m waiting for menopause myself, I can’t wait to say goodbye to those cramps and mood swings!
      I might be in the beginning stages or at the onset as the doctor might say. I’ve been having night sweats, I was like, yes! :)
      I was telling Sicorra above I want to know what they mean by aging gracefully cuz it’s off to an ugly start over here on this end :)
      Thanks so much for taking time to share your thoughts! Have a wonderful night!

    • says

      I’m sorry Kita :)
      I’m scared too girl! Bren mentioned something about the boobs and butt!! :) It’s a good thing we have sites like this one to help us get through it together!
      Thanks for taking time to comment.

  8. says

    Corina, oh how you made me laugh :) So true about getting older…I am in early 40’s and just figuring these things out too. I’ve noticed a few rogue wrinkles around my eyes. Do these creams really work? Who cares because I’m in-hook line and sinker.

    So nice to meet you. By the way, your job description sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      Hi Holli!
      The cream I’m using is L’Oreal Eye Defense and it works. Can you believe we have to go through through all that stuff!? It’s like I told Sicorra, this is not aging gracefully!

      I’m glad you got a laugh out of my story :) if we can’t laugh at ourselves we’re no fun. I had a great time telling my story. It was so nice to meet you too and hope we chat again soon! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  9. says

    Hi Corina,

    I was at the Lancome counter buying new make up and the young lady suggested that I needed to purchase somethings to help with my aging skin. I don’t normally sit in their little chair but thought that I should sit my senior citizen behind down as she sold me a week pay work of goods to care for my skin. The changes that I am noticing now that I am close to the big 45 are it is harder to lose weight and all of my little cute things don’t look so cute on anymore.

    • says

      Hey Cynthia, so nice to meet you!

      Girl you had me laughing! isn’t it funny how when we notice the first thing about aging we’re so quick to notice everything after that! I don’t know how I would have taken it if a counter girl told me that. I probably would have told her I was like 60 or so to mess with her head, LOL and not buy anything and get her in her commission pocket 😉

      I’m looking at your pic and you do not look like you’re close to 45! Hope to cross paths again :) Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • says

      You said it Alison! There’s no use crying and my mom says it gets worse so suck it up and get over it :)

      I’m gonna start playing the lotto in hopes to hit and do it the Hollywood way 😉 Thanks for taking time to comment Alison, enjoy the rest of the week!

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