Yesterday afternoon I took my shower like the papers said to do. I was a little scared and nervous, because I didn't know what to expect. I stood in the shower with my back to the water. I slowly rotated to the front as the tape and gauze slowly came off. I have steri-strips along the bottom of each breast. There is a thick circle of a bandage that is stitched to each nipple. Then, of course, the drains. They are going to be the death of me yet !!
The drains don't hurt. They are just there. They kind of pull on each side. They get emptied every 4 hours. There is a chart that we fill out. It is for each breast and how many cc's we get out of each drain. I don't have to get up and drain them in the middle of the night.
The pain is very tolerable. I only seem to be taking a pain pill in the evening and bed time. I am feel really good so far and there is NO sign of infection, yet !! I am still on antibiotics.
I wish I would of done this many years ago.... but I am so happy I have had this done !! :) I really wish I was one month post op. But, I will get there!