Monday, April 18, 2011

The second trauma

Throughout the whole thing there were two real traumas.

The first was the letter from the breast foundation saying I needed follow up.

The second was when I was unwrapped and I saw the tube attached to the plastic flask that was draining whatever it was they wanted drained. I had worn it for 48 hours at that point.

The tube was inserted through my nipple.

It didn’t hurt.

It just felt gross.

I wanted to rip it out.

Now when I didn’t know where it was, it hadn’t bothered me. Still, when the nurse took it out Monday just before I came home, I was relieved. I was equally surprised to see the tube had been about four inches long.

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