Before I had my tt and bl I was extremly nervouse. I was afraid I would have complicaitons and it would not be worth it. However, my fears were toally unfounded.
My tt and bl went extremlly well. The first two days were difficult.I don't think I could have had such a good expereince without the dedicated help of my husband and my mother, who is a critical care nurse. My mother stayed on top of my pain medicaiton while my husband had me up and moving the first night. It took both of them to take care of me. I have one child, and she stayed with a friend for the first two days.However, I found that if you stay on top of the pain medicaiton it is tolerable. By day 3 I was moving around by myself. Christams eve marekd day 8 po and I was able to attend church services and celebrate Christamas Eve at a friend's open house. I only stayed at the party for about 1 hour, but I was there. My drain was removed on day 7 po so I didn't have to deal with that issue. If my drain had not been removed I would not have attended either function.