It is important to not just lay down to rest when you return home. It would be a good idea to take a short walk in the neighbourhood.
The bandage is removed 48 hours after the operation. The best thing to do is to remove the bandages in the shower at home. Following this you towel dry the skin and put on the compression stocking. Use the compression stocking for the next two weeks (it is in order if you use it longer), during daytime. It is not an unusual occurrence that there is some clear fluid coming from the small holes in the skin. If this occurs then you can cover these places with band-aid. In locations where varicose veins have been removed there are small cavities or holes and bruises. These small holes may be visible for several months following the operation.
You are allowed to go to work as soon as you feel up to it. Most people have returned to work again in one to three days.
You can start training after the bandage has been removed but remember to use the elastic stocking during the first two weeks. Do not go swimming or use the bathtub the first two weeks after the operation. Pain following the operation is rare and you rarely have need for painkillers.
If there is any pain it would be advisable to take regular painkillers, e.g. paracetamol 500 mg, 2 tablets three times per day.