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Surgery => Post Surgery and Healing After Surgery => Topic started by: combatwombat on September 04, 2010, 02:32:17 AM

Title: what are drains like?
Post by: combatwombat on September 04, 2010, 02:32:17 AM
how is it having them in? im pretty good at handling pain, but having stuff in me while im just sitting there, just weirds me out.  So, hows it like having them? awkward? uncomfortable? painful?
Title: Re: what are drains like?
Post by: bv3131 on September 04, 2010, 02:00:41 PM
I would say more akward than anything else.  I had mine in for about a week, but that whole time I was pretty numb.  After a few days, the "holes" where they were going in started to get really sore, but it was never unbearable.  Just try to be careful not to pull on them accidentally while sleeping.
Title: Re: what are drains like?
Post by: dwl on September 04, 2010, 03:09:28 PM
For me, it was more of a mental think for me.  I was continually worried about accidentally pulling them out, etc.   But really, there no big deal.

On the other hand, having them removed is another story.  The literally just pull them out. Its a burning sensation, but goes away after 5 minutes. 
Title: Re: what are drains like?
Post by: bozo on September 06, 2010, 02:28:31 PM
Weird and awkward, but for me, they weren't painful being in.  When taking them out, one hurt tremendously, and the other was painless.  But I think the side that had a better job done on it was the painful side.  It was also more painful during the surgery, too.
Title: Re: what are drains like?
Post by: eyooh on September 06, 2010, 04:33:11 PM
I didn't get any drains. Just a bandage and a compression vest.
Title: Re: what are drains like?
Post by: combatwombat on September 07, 2010, 01:56:00 AM
Where do the drains go into your body? somwhere between your nipple and armpit?