Uuugh Yuck - are you trying to put me off cocktails Jane?
Annie thought that hers looked like Lava Lamps.
I tried not to look at mine
I HATED the drain thing. I had mine a week, and luckily have hade no leakage, fluid gathering or swelling since removal, hurrah.
My daughter and I were watching Made in Chelsea (don't judge) and the silly cocktails they were drinking looked exactly the same as the contents of my drain bottle.
Thanks so much everyone, I've had a go at the warm up and basic exercises, I think that was enough for today. Thanks for the reassurance that it will take time. I'm hoping to have the drains out tomorrow, they're driving me mad, they're so awkward aren't they? I'm currently carrying them in a long handled bag round my neck and they're hanging there like some weird kind of sporran.
I had a bilateral mx with immediate reconstruction on the 17th November. Unfortunately I ended up in hospital for a week on antibiotics and had one drain removed before coming home. The other one was removed a week later when the dressings were changed.
I started with gentle exercises on day 3 and have been doing some pottering about at home - but being careful not to raise my arms above shoulder height.
I'm still in some pain and discomfort so am basically listening to my body - if it hurts - stop!!
I only had a drain one side from ANC and did excercises from day one with drain in for seven days. Just make sure to only do the very gentle ones and don't push it.
I've been reading the posts here for some time. I was diagnosed initially on 5th November with LC and after all the tests etc I had a bi-lateral MX yesterday. I'm home after just one night in hospital (hooray) and have a drain in either side but forgot to ask, do I do the exercises with the drains in or do I wait until they come out? I had a sentinel node biopsy so my left underam is quite sore, but the painkillers are helping.
Love to you all x