Monday, October 12, 2009

Plastic Surgeon

I met with the plastic surgeon today.  Preop visit.  We went over what to expect etc.  I will be in the hospital two days post surgery which means I won't get out till Thursday.   I will come home with at least three tubes coming out of my chest hooked up to drain bulbs or pain pump.  I will be on antibiotics and unable to shower for two weeks.  With that statement alone I am ready to call the whole thing off!  I have hospital preop on Wednesday and then I get to lay low and stay germ free until surgery day.  8 days and counting.

5 comments:

Lorri said...

whoa! Hold up Texas Doctor! No shower for 2 WEEKS? That seems excessive. You can shower with drains in (just clip then to a lanyard.) Usually, it's just a few days of no shower - until they take off the first layer of bandages...you might want to question him on that one! Grrr - doctors! :)

Lorri said...

also, go to a local beauty supply store and get a vinyl hair washing thing (I'm so helpful, I know!) It's a funnel like thing so someone else can wash your hair while you are sitting upright by the sink and the water runs into the sink. Just a few bucks and so worth it!

Traci said...

He said I could bathe from the waist down but sponge bath only until the drains come out 2 weeks. Saran wrap I think will be creatively used :) I can not not shower for 2 weeks. I also have a soaker tub which will also be creatively utilized :)

TexasHeather said...

Praying for you as you get closer to the date. Preop tomorrow then? praying that goes well and you remain steadfast in your decision.

Lorri said...

Not to be a radical, but the drains are under your arms...you can stand in the shower and keep them pretty dry...it will be hard to lift your arms to wash your hair for a while so you will want to figure out some help for that.

I would advice against the tub...sitting water has the potential to harbor germs and that's what the concern would be (germs into the open wound.)

Here if you need anything!