As a nursing student in the late 70’s, one of the things we were taught was because we would be standing for such long hours we needed to elevate our legs and then put on our nursing stockings. They were thick, compression stockings, and took some time to pull them on. But after a long day of walking around, helping patients up and down from their beds, walking them in the halls and making sure all 18 of them had everything they needed when I returned home and took my stockings off the feeling of blood flooding my legs was interesting. They immediately felt heavier and while as a 20 year old I never really paid attention to why I should wear support hose, I knew every time I felt that flow that I was doing something right for my legs and my body. That heaviness I could only feel because I had healthy veins and ‘supported’ them by using compression stockings correctly and every time I worked.