Drain Removal is a Big Step toward Healing After Tummy Tuck
skirted over the drain removal a bit. Let's get real.The first one Doc removed had been irritating me for a
couple of days because I snagged it coming out of my compression garment.I assumed it would smart when he
removed it and I was instructed to breathe deeply.
I'm lying on the table, fists clenched, holding my breath.I feel a strange sensation as the tube
is traveling through my body and out my side but No pain!This gave me a false sense of security.I assumed that my entire experience
would be pain-free.
so he gets to the other side, which had been the problematic side for me from
the very beginning. Constant irritation with or without snags up until the left
side decided to take its place just days prior to removal.I thought I was in the clear because it
hadn't been the thorn in my side for a couple of days. That was an incorrect
assessment on my part.
Jonas Nelson proceeded to snip my sutures and begin to extract my right drain
and it Sizzled like rubbing alcohol being poured into an open wound without
someone to blow on it.It burned
like acid the entire time he pulled and it seemed like it took 3 times as long
to come out. Along with the tube came drainage that oozed out of my side.He had to do some extra cleaning and
wanted to tell him to "Blow! Blow on it!" But instead, I made that
air sucking between your teeth sound when something burns like that. I'm
surprised I didn't cuss.It was
over in a couple of minutes.
the removal, I could immediately stand up straighter.I had more pep in my step. Although, I experienced cramping
and tenderness in areas I had previously had none, it was a big step towards