Well, the drain is in. It's disgusting. Not really, but b/c it's in me it's disgusting. The had to give me ALOT of local anesethia to get the job done. If I weren't breastfeeding I would have opted for general anesethia just to get some rest!
The tube has a bulb attached to it that fills up which I have to empty into the toilet periodically. I have to change the dressing everyday and flush the drain with saline. I just did this for the first time and ended up on the bathroom floor:( I didn't completely faint but just sort of slid onto the floor. It was all I could do to finish the saline.
I go back on Wed to get the abscess checked and hopefully get the drain taken out. They did tell me that on Tues the abscess was 6 x 7 cms and yesterday it had reduced to 3 x 4, so we're going in the right direction.
I promise some cute pics in my next post:)