Feb 02, 2011 - 2:38 pm
My last most troublesome drain was the left axilla, it has consistently put out about 120ml of fluid a day. Over the weekend it dropped to 80ml a day...I'm thinking that's good news. But then I start to swell, armpit toward the center of my chest above the incision. And then I get some redness in the skin at the site of the drain.
With all that I went to see the doc...good news, it's not an infection. The doc decides to pull the drain, it had a big clog in it! Gross!!
So now I have a leaky hole and to try and control the swelling, I have an 8 inch wide ace bandage thingy wrapped around my chest. It's secured with velcro, which is very itchy next to my skin. So I wear it over a t-shirt. Let me tell you, I am quite the fashion maven! My daughter told me that now I have an hourglass figure, it's just that the skinny part is in the wrong place. Then she starts drawing the picture in the air with her hands...
Hugs to all,