My appointment went well. 2 drains were pulled. 2 are still left in. The best part is that I get to shower tomorrow! It's amazing how much better I feel with just those 2drains gone. They hide better under shirts, can now just be pinned without pulling everything down, and even aren't that bad just hanging on a lanyard in front of me.
Now I did say, the 2 drains were pulled. Literally pulled from my body. They snipped the stitches and yanked. There were two nurses working with us today and they considered doing them both at the same time. Dr. J said that I didn't come here for torture and advised them to do one at a time. It was crazy to see how long the drain that was inside me actually was. No wonder they were so painful poking around inside me all week.
He said everything looked great and my healing was progressing even better than he expected. It was so good to have all my questions answered. I am still kind of an emotional mess, but at least I know that regardless of how bruised, swollen, and disgusting they look to me everything is going well in the professionals opinion.