One month two days ago I had about 15 to 20 pounds of loose skin removed from my body by an exceptional Dr. at the Baylor Medical Center in Houston TX. I have an incision that goes around my entire body at the waist. It has been very painful, but worse the sitting around not being able to do anything has caused me much anguish, but then the scare came and I wish I would have been even MORE sedentary!
I began this recovery with four drains in my body to relieve me of excess fluids my body is creating from the surgery. The first couple weeks I was filling those babies up a couple times per day. But, over the next couple weeks I was able to have all but one removed. Exciting!! Woo Hoo!
About three days ago the stitch that was attached to my body and my tube came loose from my skin and the tube attached to the drain was free to roam. I did all I could to keep it in place. After each shower I would tape it to my skin to keep it in place. I was successful until last night’s shower . . .
To save you from the details which may be the ole TMI I’ll just tell you that I am now drain-less but not by choice. I was freaked out and today stressed out.
The above pictures are shots of the fluid building under my skin. It is about the size of a golf ball right now. Geeeeeesh!
All I am thinking about is . . . “oh man, how long will this set me back from getting on my bike and training!?”
Geeeesh. Leave it to me to screw up relaxing at home and recovering. I can’t sit still. I have been working a lot since I can get a lot done without having to be in the office and those distractions, but . . . I wish I could have simply laid on the couch, do nothing, relax, and recover.