Hello Claire, and welcome back! Congratulations on expecting another baby! Yes, life is still full of blessings, even after bc.
However, I am so sorry about
your aunts dx. I had 4 drains, 2 on each side, and yes they came home with me, and honestly, they were not fun. Just becuase they were cumbersome...ie. i had to wear a robe with pockets to put them in, and when I took my robe off to go to the bathroom I had to put the drains in my pants pockets, etc. Here's a tip... TRUST ME she does NOT want to get them caught on a kitchen drawer knob, IT HURTS LIKE H*LL ! Those drains are stitched in and will not come out without them removing the stitch, so if you pull on them, it WILL hurt. so beware of that. besides having to empty them and measure the fluid 3x a day, they were ok, didn't hurt when i wasn't messing with them. ;-) I can remember the day I got the last one out though (about
4 weeks post-op) I was SOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!! I remember whining and complaining on the ivillage board quite a bit about
goos luck, and many hugs- Stefanie
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
To do what I do"
To Do What I Do -Alan Jackson, 2004