I have been struggling post op. NO ONE told me that my incision in my breast would leak. NO ONE told me that I had to wear my binder so the fluid wouldn't build up. So, last Saturday it started to leak while I was shopping. No big deal. Put some bandaids on, went home changed the dressing.
That night I find myself laying in a puddle. My breast had leaked like a water balloon. Freaking out, my hubby and I go to the ER figuring I would get some stitches. Of course, by the time the doctor comes in it has stopped leaking. She does a culture and gives me an antibiotic. No mention of the binder. No mention of this will continue.
So it is still weeping. The tape comes off and it is gaping. I thought this doesn't look right. I go to surgery at the clinic and the nurse changes my dressing. She THEN tells me that I should know that this would happen. HOW? Anyway it will take a month or so to heal and I can look forward to wearing the binder more often.
Today I am going camping with my sister. It will be cold but nicer tomorrow. Maybe my husband will come up and meet us. (doubt it). Anyway, hope to go out for fish tonight and then a campfire.
Tomorrow a hike and lounging and cooking dinner. Photos to follow!