Tag Archive: drains

Mar 27


the part nobody tells you about, and if you are having a mastectomy, sorry, I am about to spill the secret, is that taking the drains out is PAINFUL!  While I am so so so happy to be rid of those rubber tubes, the removal process was excruciating. Fast, like 2 seconds on each side, …

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Mar 26

Milking it for all it’s worth

2 days ago, even though I didn’t want to look, I realised something was wrong. Blocked drains. To fix it, the nurse at the cancer center had to Milk the Drains….. I have dealt with my infertility. I was the one who chose to go from lumpectomy to mastectomy. but MILKING????? really, there is not …

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Mar 20

24 hours and one home-care assistant later

So we called in the professionals. My husband called a couple of places and we found one that could send someone this morning at 8 am. A home-care specialist, not quite a nurse, but knew exactely what to do with the drains and the gauze and the polysporin, even had her own little trick to make …

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Mar 19

That did not go well

saw the plastic surgeon this morning. was REALLY hoping he would take the drains out, at least 2 of them. I’ve heard every story: some had all drains removed the first week, some 2, some none. I thought I was doing so well, draining so little, I was totally going to be one of the …

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