This is going to be gross; you are forewarned.
There are two drains coming out of my surgical site. They're plastic, and end in containers that I have to empty several times a day. I need to measure the output. Once it's below a certain cc, I can have them removed.
They're really unpleasant to empty. I learned yesterday that I can only do it when I'm on a full dose of painkillers. I have a pretty idiotic urge to take fewer painkillers than I'm supposed to, and it's been driving my caregivers crazy. But after yesterday's experience I'm just going to swallow my oxy and tylenol like a good girl.
I'm living in a haze of drugs. Being a bionic person is a whole lot less fun than it is on tv.