Varicose veins?

Here’s what I’ve come to learn.

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My name is Joel and I’m a nurse. More specifically, I’m a scrub nurse. The kind you’d see in the OR on Grey’s Anatomy working silently behind the scene while the drama unfolds over an open chest wound.

Some background to provide context. I was thrown into the world of orthopedics right out of nursing school but have been moving between different disciplines over the last two years to…