|The Vampire Machine that attacked me!|
I noticed Monday that I began retaining fluid around my incision, and under my arm pit, so I called Dr. Martin's office. It is fairly normal for mastectomy patients to need additional draining after the drainage tubes are removed. Yours truly, was no exception, and had to undergo treatment from the fang-ridden, blood sucking, pain machine!
|The covered needle and plastic tubing|
I am at the stage in my recovery where much of the "feeling" is returning to my breast and arm area from surgery. Regardless of whether it was the sensation of regenerated nerves or not, this was extremely painful. Let me say that once again....it hurt! I had to take pain medication all night, and even bled through my bandages. Please pray that I do not need to meet the Vampire Machine any more during recovery!
|More than 100 cc of fluid was collected|
My stamina is improving everyday, as is my ability to move my right arm. There are still some issues with tightness and swelling, but perhaps some of that is strictly from nerve re-generation.
Regardless of the reason, please pray that I have no more encounters with the Vampire Machine. I'm traumatized...scarred for life, from this little" blood sucker on wheels". Please pray that there is no "next time" encounter for me and this horrid machine!