Drains suck & feel like a man part

Lisa09
on 11/6/15 7:21 am - NH

Lol.  Home from 3 night stay in hospital. Lap band to RNY revision. all well except it's full time work trying to sip sip sip walk walk walk. Only averaging 3 oz an hour. Just too full and not feeling well. Plus busy in bathroom and with drain which is so gross!  I feel like I have a man part hanging off my belly and flopping against my leg. I really want to nap but can't per my doctors office until I'm getting more liquids in per hour.  Advice?

HW: 280 SW: 270. CW: 190. Goal: 140

Lap Band: 10/2007 Insurance Approval: 10/19/15 Revision to RNY: 11/2/15

Preop -10 M1 -26  M2 -19  M3 -10  M4 -11  M5 -3  M5  -4  M6 .. Too tired to do the math, but slow

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White Dove
on 11/6/15 7:28 am

I used big diaper safety pins to pin the drain hose to my shirt.  Then put the drain in the pocket.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Lisa09
on 11/6/15 2:08 pm - NH

Thanks..great idea!

HW: 280 SW: 270. CW: 190. Goal: 140

Lap Band: 10/2007 Insurance Approval: 10/19/15 Revision to RNY: 11/2/15

Preop -10 M1 -26  M2 -19  M3 -10  M4 -11  M5 -3  M5  -4  M6 .. Too tired to do the math, but slow

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JuniperBerry
on 11/6/15 11:19 am - MA

Lisa! You didn't tell me you had the surgery! Congrats! Let me know when you are up for a slow walk and I'll come keep you company :)

Lisa09
on 11/6/15 2:07 pm - NH

That'd be great, Julia!

HW: 280 SW: 270. CW: 190. Goal: 140

Lap Band: 10/2007 Insurance Approval: 10/19/15 Revision to RNY: 11/2/15

Preop -10 M1 -26  M2 -19  M3 -10  M4 -11  M5 -3  M5  -4  M6 .. Too tired to do the math, but slow

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Dibaby45
on 11/6/15 9:58 pm

I swear that drain thing was the worse part of the whole ordeal. Soooo gross! It was hard for me not to get nausious. Gratz on getting that awful band out. You are going t be so much happier!

 

Surgeon: Dr. Heydari. Lap-Band to RNY bypass. Surgery June 23, 2015.

Unlimited
on 11/7/15 2:42 pm - WI
RNY on 03/29/16

Hi

When I went thru Breast Cancer 9 years ago -- I placed my Drain in a Fanny Pack -- works like a charm!!  Now looking to the RNY Surgery in January - and if I have a drain with this; my fanny pack will be used again!!    

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