Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 8 and a Drain

I went to the Dr's today to get the dreaded drain out.  I have to say it's been hard for someone who is chlostraphobic to be attatched to something you can't get away from.  It was hard mentally more than physically.

The drain came out easily, all 15+ inches of it, and I now have a little bandage and should be good to go tomorrow for a nice long shower.  I'm down 10 lbs since surgery and they tell me that's just great.  I have to admit that I tend to look at the smaller picture rather than the big one.  Collectively I've lost 38 lbs since I started this journey in April.  A good number. I would love to hit 200 by Christmas, but we'll see, that's another 30 lbs or so.

I haven't felt all that great last night and today.  I feel rather bloated and my chest hurts a bit like I'm full, but I'm still on liquids and you can't really get that full feeling just yet.  I guess it's just gas as I burp occassionally.  It's rather uncomfortable and I have resorted to just laying down and sleeping it off.

Hubby has been wonderful through this whole experience.  He's taken care of me, the kids, laundry, cooking (which he doesn't know how) and managed it all with just a little aggravation.  God love him.

Now that the tube is gone, I will be starting to walk on the tredmill.  Slowly to start, then build. 

Baby steps.


Fredda said...

Yay! No drain! That will make you feel better. You will probably in onederland by Christmas. You will be surprised how fast it begins to drop off! I want to be in onederland by christmas too! I have about 12 pounds to go...but I am 4 months out, so the weight loss has begun to slow down somewhat. I am so happy for you! Keep up the good spirits! Sending prayers and love your way...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Those drains are creepy. A week after I had my ACL surgery, I was given orders by the doctor to remove the drain AT HOME. gah! NO way could I do it on my own. I had my hubby John do it, and even he was creeped out. And it felt horrible when it slid out. I actually screamed....coming from someone who birthed an 11 lb 12 oz baby without any pain meds, without screaming or expressing much pain, it was really really bad! eeek!

Sounds like the gassiness might be caused by the gas they use after surgery, right? I had similar gas and bloatedness after I had a scope for endometriosis years ago.

Sure hope you feel better and stronger each day. steps, my friend. YOu CAN do this! :)