Monday, December 13, 2004
I'm Free!
At the time of surgery, I had two drains installed to collect fluid that would build up around the incisions. The drains are called Jackson-Pratt drains or JP drains for short. Once this fluid level dropped to an acceptable level I would be able to have the drains removed. This can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Today was my lucky day! The drains didn't hurt or bother me, they were just a nuisance. Joyce would have to strip the tubes a few times each day as well as empty the drains at least once per day. I don't know what she will do with all her free time now. ;)

One more step on the road to recovery. It feels great!
Written by Jeannette Vagnozzi
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Name: Jeannette
Location: Southern California, USA

This is my story about being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39. I thought I was out of the woods, but four years late it came back. This is my quest to be a two-time survivor.

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