FOLLOW UP #2 – RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON
Back at Dr. Spiegel’s office to, hopefully, remove the remaining two drains on either side of my rib cage. They have become so cumbersome and uncomfortable. I’ve been sleeping flat on my back for almost three weeks and, if you’ve ever tried such a stunt, it’ll make you grumpy. The good thing is that the fluids have reduced significantly and this little fact should seal the deal. Out with their invasive selves!!
The other issue of slightly higher significance is an area on the left side incision that seemed concerning to the PA last week. With constant cleaning, applying of Neosporin, gauze strips and a daily zinc supplement, I am hoping she is satisfied with the progress. Otherwise, I will need additional surgery within a week. Approaching this with high hopes!
Little side note: getting rid of this 24/7 surgical compression bra with Velcro would be a nice touch.
OK, and we wait…
Drains are out!! Incision looking better, but one more follow up this Friday to be sure.