A few days ago I noticed I had some drainage from my incision. This hadn’t happened since the drains were removed, and the draining that time was the actual drain sites. The was along the incision under my right breast. Of course it was a holiday, so no doctors were working, but I called the on-call physician and he told me to come in to the office the next day. I did and even though it didn’t appear infected, they wanted to keep an eye on it. It isn’t a large spot, but it was draining and open, so the potential for infection was there. I had been running a low-grade fever and feelish feverish as well. I went back a few days later and it looked better, but they decided to skip expanding any further until it was healed. They said basically that the fluid accumulates and normally the body re-absorbs it, or sometimes they said it just finds a place to push it out. The opening is surface only, not the stitching underneath. They put me back on antibiotics for 7 days. I feel better about that. The pills are HUGE (yuck) but I’m choking them down. Also eating lots of yogurt and taking my probiotic.
|Spot where fluid is draining|