Patient: I have read the article in the paper regarding varicose veins. I have been suffering from this for quite some time. I have a job that requires me to be on my feet for at least eight hours per day and I have pain from this usually when I get home. I have tried doing what the article suggests but it still bothers me. I am also concerned about my appearance when wearing skirts and shorts. I cannot afford to have surgery. Which I prefer not to have.I have medical coverage at work that but they consider it cosmetic for lazer treatment. I dont agree. Do you have any experience with this or any advise.