- Nov 15, 2012
After wearing this drain (tube from my gallbladder exiting my abdomen into a pocket drain) for 3 months, I'm finally scheduled for surgery on Monday. Dr.s have gone in twice before but my GB was too inflamed and had created adhesion to my liver and surrounding parts, the drain was the answer...basically a secondary valve to take the stress off and allow some healing. If too inflamed they'll go "old school" and cut me open which would suck. Anyway, I can't wait to get back to some normalcy....never had this downtime. My weight is still down 30lbs from initial attack so that's a good thing although serious atrophy has occurred. This all started out as outpatient....no such luck! 11 days in the hospital, shit-ton of tests, needles, pulling this tube out multiple times walking by a bush, doorknob, counter top, an excited dog jumping on me and of course jumping out of my truck while on the phone and leaving my drain on the seat only to have the closed door remind me...I'm ready!