Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Done with the drain (knock on wood)!

Evening, my peeps!

It's GONE. I was so worried it was going to be as painful as the last time, but knew at least it would only be the one side this time. I gave myself a good pep talk and went in.

She snipped out the stitches holding it in which was uncomfortable but bearable. She then asked me if I wanted to know when she was going to yank it out. I whimpered, "I don't know!" and she smiled and said "It's done!". What? It's done? I didn't even feel it! "This is what I've been dreading all day? That was nothing!" What a relief! So now you know, drains going back don't hurt either direction. Not a bit.

She checked that spot where the infected stitch was removed and said it needs to dry out a bit more so less neosporin. It was a relief that it didn't need to be restitched.

As soon as the incision scabs where I had the drain, I can bathe. YES!

Now it's a wait and see. I have an appointment to go back Friday to make sure the same thing doesn't happen again with the excess fluid.  Please think flat tummy normalcy thoughts for me. I would really like to just shut up and heal now, thank you very much. :)

Oh, I tried on my size 4s today and managed to button them but juuuuust barely. I asked her again when I could realistically expect the swelling to be down as I was sure I hadn't gained THAT much weight over the holidays! 3 months for the breasts to be totally normal and 6 MONTHS for the tummy. Okay, that said, being able to button the 4s is probably a good sign. I am so glad I've not gotten rid of my size 6s! They were getting so loose but I'm sure they'll serve me well as I deflate.

I'm thinking I MAY buy more HCG for a potential round 6 months down the line, just in cases. Like a smoker who quits but needs a security blanket and has a carton of cigarettes in the back of their closet, I'll have that HCG there knowing that I can ALWAYS do another round. Silly as that may seem, I think it might help me relax and goodness knows I can use all the peace I can get. I am so very highly sprung.

My thoughts are with you all who are releasing, stabilizing, gearing up for surgery, and looking for steady work. XOXO You're in the Light.

4 comments:

lavenderdiva said...

I'll just bet those size 4's fit fine in a couple of weeks! Your healing is coming along just fine, and I'm SO relieved to hear that your appointment today was pain-free! That is good news indeed.

Thank you for the good thoughts! Sending some back to you too-

helderheid said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Lis said...

Hooray! Pain free, and what a relief to be done with that part! I know what you mean about having a security blanket - I have two extra rounds of hcg stored up too! ;) Just in case!

Christy in Seattle said...

Thinking flat thoughts ... but only for your belly, not your boobies! ;)