Drain problem

Noticed at 10 o’clock last night that the vacuum on my drain wasn’t working. Rang the ward who advised a&e today. Slept really badly - lots more pain than usual - is that just a coincidence, all in my mind or relevant I wonder.
So here I am in a&e. Triage nurse rang someone who said they wouldn’t do anything with the drain. Surely I either need it or I don’t? Seems a long time till Monday.
Sitting here in tears - something I avoid at all costs in public - and on my own. Waiting blood test results.
Don’t like this ride. Want to get off!

Oh dear Mac

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Jo, Moderator

I can’t offer any practical advice but I am thinking of you and sending a hug.  Are they sending you home without doing anything or any advice?


Sent me home. Told me to take the codein I was prescribed after the op and not to worry. Really lovely doctor but she couldn’t understand why I was upset. Not sure I get it myself!

Sending you gentle hugs but wish I could do more. Such a horrible experience for you and you have every right to have a good cry snd feel very sorry for yourself. How are you feeling now? ?

I was told to go back to the ward,and avoid A&E…a horrible time.Have been through this,and the tears come from nowhere.Surely the nurse could revac the drain???Take care,keep us posted

Maybe I’ll ring the ward tomorrow - avoid the night staff! ( no offence to anyone!)
Just feel so low today. Think the codeine gave me a headache so I might avoid it in future.
Thanks for all the virtual hugs!

More virtual hugs to you, hope you get help tomorrow. I 'm allergic to codeine snd Tramadol so only use Ibuprofen and paracetamol. Either take both together or separately at intervals. Have you tried these at all? X

Called the district nurse team this morning. They were round in an hour. Drain changed. Why didn’t I do that yesterday?
Back on track. I don’t think there’ll be too many tears today!