Two weeks ago today, I had my surgery and this has been a great day. I had another doctor’s appointment and last night my drainage tubes combined were at 23 cc’s of fluid. Anything less than 25 ccs in a 24 hour time frame means that the drainage tubes could come out and they did! This made my day!
While I was worried about the pain that this may cause, it was super easy and not nearly as bad as I had imagined. The staff, once again was awesome and concerned about my pain concern. The nurse told me she would have another nurse assist so I would only have to go through it all once. With Paul holding my hand, they told me to take a deep breath and count to 2. On the count of 3, I should exhale and they would pull the tubes out. I honestly didn’t feel them until the tubes left my body and their was a little stinging. I was told to expect it and it was over in a few seconds. The relief of having these removed was huge! I felt so much better physically and mentally.
I do have an area of concern on my left side and to be safe, the doctor put me on another round of antibiotics to be sure that there is no infection. I have another appointment on Friday to see if the redness has started to disappear. This is fairly common and the good dr. is taking all the precautions.
I went home for lunch and then my mom-in-law picked me up for a trip to Target to get the scripts filled. I was so excited to put on normal clothing! I was so excited to just leave the house for something besides a doctor appointment. We spent 45 minutes in the store picking up Father’s Day cards, a birthday card for Paul’s grandmother who will be 95 this weekend, and a few other things. The trip exhausted me. I had no idea how much it would tire me out but in a good way. I am so glad to be rid of the tubes and bulbs! The healing continues and while I still have not been released to come back to work, I suspect that I will be back to work before the end of June.
Thanks everyone for your constant prayers, cards, fb posts and chats. It means more than you will ever know!