Day 7: Catheter and staples removed

Ah, the things that bring ecstasy! I got the catheter removed today — a huge pain gone from between the legs! Seems like things are actually better than before down there. Think rotor-rooter.

Stopped by to visit Dr. Boyd, who squeezed me in to give the 3 incision sites a once-over. Not only were they healing quite nicely, but they were ready to have the staples removed. You’d think that would be easy, but they don’t have a surgical staple remover in Neuro. After a very brief delay, the staples were out, I was cleared for quick showers and light exercise, which means no bench pressing, chest work or chest stretching — not that I need any of that. Looking forward to Dec. 3.