Drain pain

Today I’m having drain pain issues. I am quite sure it is just the muscles trying to heal around it all because it only hurts when I, ya know, breathe or move. It feels just like a really badly strained intercostal (sp?) muscle.

This morning, I took regular liquid Tylenol thinking maybe I just needed to move around a bit. I walked, took a shower then thought maybe I just needed to rest it for a bit. It HURT! And there wasn’t a darned thing I could do about it. I did all I could think to do then cried for a minute because it hurt and I didn’t want to deal with it and I feel like I should be feeling like Superwoman or something by now! I’m five days out from major abdominal surgery after all, right? Yeah. Once I thought about it, I quit my whimperin’ and just waited until 1:00PM when I could safely take my Lortab.

Then I slept for two hours.

Now it still hurts, I won’t come close to fluid, protein or calorie goals, but oh well. Tomorrow will be better.

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