Posts tagged mastectomy
Removing my mascectomy drain, with a little help from my waitress

In Cape May, NJ, with a drain protruding from my right side after a single, prophylactic mastectomy less than two weeks ago, I'm here to recuperate. I barely slept last night, the site where the plastic tube exits my side burns. I text my plastic surgeon a photo of the site and he tells me it's time for the drain to be removed. It's 8:30 pm and I'm three hours from his office on the tail-end of December, how is how this infected drain going to be removed so I can get some sleep tonight?

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