Friday, May 20, 2011

Gone, Daddy, Gone

The drain is gone.

Two days with no drains and I have not collapsed in a sudden rush of built up bile pain, nor has my stomach undergone an alarming swelling. So far, so good!

The drain removal wound up being a non-event, mostly because I accidentally caught the tube on the corner of a small table as I put my gown on in a changing room, moments before being called to the radiology room for removal.

I didn't realize it was caught and boy, I gave it one heck of an accidental yank. When I hobbled into the procedure room, the doc flipped up my gown, raised his eyebrows and said, "This drain is pretty much out already."

A couple of snips, snips on scar tissue and sutures, and that puppy was history!

Now must go back to exercise. Someone kindly sent home a box of chocolates with M last night. I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw they were some weird kind of German pralines with brandy inside. Not to my taste at all...or so I thought.

By the time the Office was over, I'd figured out how to gnaw a corner of a chocolate, drain the brandy out (gag -- it was like 100 proof, I swear) and eat the rest of the dark good stuff. I ate the whole box, which luckily (being European) was fairly small. Still, I'd say it was a good 8 or 9 bite-size pieces. Aaarrrrrgh!!


  1. Bye bye drain!!! That is excellent news. Love how you participated in the removal.

    Dark chocolate and brandy? Love!!! Around Christmas people at work will buy them and leave them out. 2 or 3 and I am drunk!

    Glad you are improving!!!

  2. I love those little German chocolates, I grew up in Germany, so they are like short vacation back home.

    Glad to hear you are on the recovery wagon and looking forward to some exercise. Hope everything continues to go well with healing.

  3. Hi Ish, SO glad to read that you are well on the road to recovery. Continued good wishes for your return to 100%!! Have a good weekend.

  4. Hope you are continuing to improve!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!