The JP drain removal is not much to worry about
. In my case the NP removed it before I left the hospital. Whether or not it is removed before you leave the hospital of afterwards depends on how much it is collecting. The NP told me that other men said that the removal did not hurt it just felt funny because when it is pulled it comes all the way across the abdomen. Then she told me to take a deep breath and blow it out slow and she pulled it. She was right that it felt funny but it also hurt for just a few seconds. She told me that was because I tightened up. One reason I tightened up was because I was watching her pull it. I would suggest that when it is removed that you do not look at it being pulled. I think that it is just normal to tighen up when you see something like that being pulled from you. Also, the other thing that got me was the length. I was expecting something about
a foot long and it looked to me like it was three feet long.
Once again, any pain you may have last only a real short time.
By the way, welcome to the other side.
Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07