Sunday, December 27, 2009

Update on me

Today is post op day #19 and I am still draining. It is slowing down, but the output is still high enough that my nice fashion accessory isn't going anywhere just yet. It is now getting to the point where I am having a hard time tolerating it. It seems like my body is trying to push it out, which causes it to pull on the stitch that is holding it in. Let me tell you that it doesn't feel great.

Sleeping is not going so great either. I am not usually one to sleep on my back, so that getting old fast. I am achy and really miss being able to sleep on my side or belly.

This morning I was trying to look at my back to check for fluid that may collect since that drain was removed. I'm not sure, but I think there may be some. I was running my finger over it and I thought I saw a bit of a wave like movement in the one spot. A visiting nurse is scheduled to come check on me tomorrow, so I will have her look at it and see what she thinks. It is hard for me to see in the mirror while contorting myself. If it is fluid I will be calling my plastic surgeon as ordered.

1 comment:

  1. I feel for you ... I hated my drains after my mastectomy.

    I can't imagine one on my back.