Drain removal..What to expect. And my experience.
Byon 14 May 2012
Today makes day 6 post op..Im doing GREAT!!! I took a vicodin 2 hours before my appointment because I was so nervous about the pain associated with drain removal. At my appointment they asked me how much output I had in the last 24 hours, which was less then 15 cc's per drain. He decided to take the drains out..YAY!! Im saying yay but I was so scared and after watching 22+ youtube videos about drain removal..I think I made myself panick sick. lol He starts cutting the stitches that were holding the drains in place, and tells me to take a deep breathe... He starts pulling this LONG 'worm' out of my body. IT burned, and felt very ODD but to be honest minimal pain. Nothing unbearable and I have zero tolerance for pain. He gave me the green light to take a shower..yay!! He put some gauze on the area and told me he would see me in 1 week. :) So ladies...Dont be scared, its not that bad. And now I feel like a whole new person without those nasty drains!!