Now my next hurdle is the dreaded cath removal. I've read on here that some of you have said that it was simply no big deal. Then I have two friends tell me that it is awful. So, how bad is it? For example, when they pulled the jackson-pratt drain out of my side the day after surgery, it was fairly uncomfortable. It was bizarre to feel this tube deep in my abdomen sucking it's way out my side. It hurt, yes, but was more unsettling than anything. When it was over, the sensation faded in a few minutes. Would anyone else describe the drain removal along those lines? So then, is the cath removal easier or harder than the drain removal?