Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Scar with no staples!

As of April 20, 2010, I am tube and staple free.

I went to Brigham and Women's yesterday to have my 1 month bronch. To read about my appointment please go to my caring bridge page at I don't want to repeat everything on here that I write on there.

I was suppose to leave with ever other staple still in but once the Surgeon pulled out every other one, he thought it was silly to keep the others in. I love that man. He was not the main surgeon during my transplant but he was an attending. I saw him a lot in during the 13 nights I was in the hospital. He would always come in and make everyone in the room laugh. I don't even know his entire last last because it is long and not a common name. I call him Dr. B. He was also the man that pulled my last drain tube. Yeah!

I am in a lot less pain today. What a difference it makes with no drain tubes. I am going to try and only take 2 or 3 pain pills today. I don't want to just stop them and go in to withdrawal. I went 12 hours last night without any pain pills so I think getting off of them in the next week will be doable.


Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing these pics Steph, I know some people may not like to see them but I like having some idea of what to expect down the road. Having the staples out really does make a difference! Keep up with all your hard work, you are doing awesome!

Amy said...

Looking great!!!!!!!