Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I'm rocking the drain tubes!

I'm alive! 

I am finally feeling up to writing a post. Surgery went really well. I stayed overnight. I was so snowed on medication coming out of surgery that I didn't think it would be possible I could go home the next day. They tried getting me up late afternoon the day of surgery. I stood, was in a lot of pain, nauseated, so I laid back down. They tried again at 11:30pm and I was actually able to walk to the door and back. Each time I got up was better and better! I was able to go home the next day with no problems. 

So I have been doing a lot of resting. Making sure I keep up on my pain medication. Draining my 3 drains. 

Today I get to have one of them taken out. I'm a little nervous about this and how it will go. This seems like it could be painful. I will update later. 

I wanted to share some pictures with you so you can see what happens during this procedure. 

This one is with my drains pulled down and just my binder. 

 This on is with my binder off with the dressing covering all the incisions. 

 This one is with my binder and my drains attached to the binder. There are 3 drains total. 

 My incisions. AND FLAT TUMMY! When I look at it, I think I'm looking at someone else yet. I have only seen it from the pictures myself. I have to be laying down when my dressings are being changed. 

I know this looks really painful, but honestly the pain has been way more manageable than I ever thought it would be. My appetite has been non-existent. I have to make myself eat something. I have just been up and walking around the house. Have not been out much. I have walked around the house outside once. Just taking it easy. My husband has been a really good nurse actually. I didn't think he would ever be able to help me with my drains and change dressing and he has been a champ through it all.


  1. I am so glad you are doing well, brave girl! Thank you so much for posting and letting us know how you are. I'm so glad the pain hasn't been too bad. I hope it stays that way. Rest up and I hope each day is better and better.

  2. You look fan-freaking-tastic! I am so jealous! Look at you, taking charge of your life and your body! Take care of yourself and keep us updated!

  3. Wow! Amazing already, but dang, that looks painful! I hope you heal quickly!