Drain put out 70 ml, but was able to be removed around 1:00 pm after slowing dramatically. That was a relief not to have to drag it around and pay attention to its location while in bed. Removal was unpleasant due to the small ribs on the inserted end that help keep it from slipping out. Pain meds are keeping a pretty good damper on the discomfort.
In other news, I had some LEGIT shrimp, chicken and sausage gumbo at lunch! I don’t know if I’m just lucky, but the food here has all been very good 😀
I got sprung from the ward after lunch and we made the 30 minute journey home. Sitting in a vehicle was pretty awful. Speed bumps are the devil.
After arriving home, I very carefully rolled myself into bed trying to keep my spine straight without any bending or twisting. That’s quite a trick, especially for a belly dancer 😂.
Prior to surgery, I was fitted in a back brace with a sort of speed lace compression system in back. It’s a lifesaver when up and about, but it’s not comfortable to sit in or lean back on.