Had my JP drains removed today, and was pleasantly surprised

There wasn’t pain! I had expected it to be very painful. One blogger I read had indicated it was painful for her.

But for me I barely felt anything at all. It was just kind of an odd feeling for a couple of seconds and then it was all done.

Now I just need to keep the area clean with fresh gauze for a few days until the holes close and the slight oozing stops. No big deal.

And boy do I ever feel WAY more comfortable without those drains in!

I had continual burning pain from the drain on the right side, and a kind of skin irritation pain, that wasn’t bad, but it was noticeable and unpleasant.

As soon as the drain came out, the pain left and hasn’t come back since. Hurrah!

I am feeling very happy today to not need drains any longer and to have them out!

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I agree about how good it feels to have the drain removed. Just a moment of discomfort and then it was out. What a relief!!

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I agree. I was amazed at how fast the hole closed. I will say with my third surgery it kind of made a suction sound when my last tub3 was removed. All i know is i knew nothing about tubs until i got them after breast surgery. My sister helped me after my 1st surgery, I was an old pro keeping it clean the next two.

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@msandbreastcancerwarrior, nice report. How is recovery going? Are you doing post-surgical exercises?

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@colleenyoung

@msandbreastcancerwarrior, nice report. How is recovery going? Are you doing post-surgical exercises?

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I’m getting a bit better with each passing day. It’s becoming easier for me to sleep in a recliner. I’m getting used to it and sleep as well as I did in a regular bed now.

My doctors are pleased enough with how I am healing up so far.

Thank you for asking.

I am walking around the house to prevent clots and doing shoulder rolls and the few exercises I am allowed to do at this point. I still have to be careful not to move in ways that would do more harm than good at the moment.

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Yes…I felt soo much better too when my drains were taken out!!

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@msandbreastcancerwarrior

I’m getting a bit better with each passing day. It’s becoming easier for me to sleep in a recliner. I’m getting used to it and sleep as well as I did in a regular bed now.

My doctors are pleased enough with how I am healing up so far.

Thank you for asking.

I am walking around the house to prevent clots and doing shoulder rolls and the few exercises I am allowed to do at this point. I still have to be careful not to move in ways that would do more harm than good at the moment.

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@msandbreastcancerwarrior
Well, another 10 days have gone by. How are you doing with your recovery now? How is your range of motion in your arms?

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