Drains, drains go away

My formerly favorite PA Jenn did not remove my last 2 drains today.


I didn’t expect her to, because they’re still pumping out enough fluid to warrant a longer stay. But I still wanted her to. I kinda wish she’d have said, yeah the volume is high but let me wave my magic wand and fix that.

No wand today.

She also said I need one more week of taking it easy, of trying not to lift my arms, and I’m still banned from chores. While most people would love a doctor’s note to get out of doing chores, that’s not how I roll.

So I’m still grounded, and drain #3 and #6 remain, attached at the hip (literally), keeping me tethered and wardrobe-challenged, but free of complications like seromas. Guess I can’t complain too much.

Jenn did remove the stitches from my belly button, which is a relief. Not because they hurt, but they were long enough to poke through my shirt, which was kind of creepy. Everything else appears to be healing nicely, so the drains will keep draining, and I’ll keep exercising my patience. Like Dory from Finding Nemo says, Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.

3 Comments on “Drains, drains go away”

  1. Michelle says:

    I love Dory!! Yes, be like that 😉

    the drains are aweful aren’t they!? But no other complications, and it sounds like everything is healing nicely, which is so great!!

    Just think, next time next week you will be drain free -woohoo!

    You are a trooper, and I am so proud of you (woah, chhesy line sorry)


  2. Ed says:

    We hate Jenn!! Not really, but we do hate drains. Go easy girl and practice that underrated deadly sin, sloth. A little anger, gluttony and envy are ok too.

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