Drain and Dressing

The dressing is off and the drain is out. Not that I shall be flapping like a budgie at the freedom, but oh what a pleasant relief!

Everything is so neat and tidy, a qualified seamstress could not have done better. A little bit of bruising, but other than that the site is clean and well healed…… after just 7 days!!!
We knew I healed fast, but Hubby said he was not prepared to see something so good after such a short time.

Now I can take things slowly without the threat of getting tangled up and do a little more every day. We popped in to see some friends on the way back from the clinic as they had been worried, though Hubby had made a point of going in to see them when I got out of hospital.

Plan now is another check up on Wednesday afternoon and then we should be OK to come home on Thursday. There will be another appointment later but it’s unfair to impose on MSM until we hear because that could be weeks yet.

Going to the clinic and then out for something to eat has drained me again, but it was so good to be out in the fresh air, even if it was for just a little while.

Maggie has been out of sorts and giving us major concerns by not weeing for around 18 hours, though she did 2 poos. She got Hubby up in the night but didn’t do anything, so he was NOT pleased, especially as it was chucking it down with rain.
No matter how much we tried to encourage her to perform, she did not want to know. Finally at 1.35, she squatted her bot on the Avenue cut through, the first since 6pm yesterday.

Finally got into my blog this afternoon, but don’t feel up to doing very much, but will put a 3TC out after this.

I’m getting there, slowly, but surely, and listening to my body as well as what people are telling me!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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34 Responses to Drain and Dressing

  1. Margo says:

    That is good news. May all be well going forward.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    This is really great news Di. You are definitely well on the road to recovery. Hope Maggie gets back to normal soon. Your friend has been so kind and welcoming but, as they say, there’s no place like home.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Hooray! 😀
    I share in your delight at getting rid of the dressing and drain. Great to hear you are healing so well. You will probably tire very easily for many months to come yet, if only as you recover from the anaesthetic, but I’m sure you’ll get stronger each week. 🙂
    Sorry to hear about Maggie, poor girl! I hope she perks up again once you are home. 🙂

    • Thanks Sci. I don’t anticipate being ‘right’ for a few months, so preparing for a long drawn out recovery. Maggie is a worry as well as trying our patience which is already shredded beyond endurance. We’re both tired, Hubby through worry for me and me for worry for hm! Soon be home in our own beds and can get back into our own routine. That’s what’s throwing her as she has someone else to fuss her and give in to her whims, the little minx!

  4. Sadje says:

    Yeyyyy! Hurrah for our brave friend. Take care dear.

  5. Such good good news!!!!

  6. I’m so thrilled for you, Di! Congratulations!! 💗 So happy to hear you were able to get fresh air and that the area is nice and cleaned up properly. That’s fantastic!!!
    Poor Maggie, she probably has the same thing as my roommates dog, Pinky. It’s called “The Bladder of Steel” – I don’t get it either. She can hold it for so long and I’m always afraid she’s in pain. If I had to hold it in for more than a hour, you’d need to slap a diaper on me real quick.
    Again, I am so happy for you, but don’t push yourself too hard. 😍😘

  7. Liz says:

    All good and hopefully you will be home soon, because as it’s already been said and I agree, there’s no place like home.
    Was it painful at the time of removing the drain?

  8. All my love to you, Superwoman. Keep trudging. 💕

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