I've had all 3, although not for a LAR
. USUALLY when laparoscopic procedures are done, NG tubes are not necessary. Even if they are, you have them for a couple days which isn't that bad. I had one for my HIPEC procedure for 10 days
. It started sucking after day 3 and REALLY started sucking after day 6. When it came out it wasn't pleasant at all, but it was pretty momentary pain. The resulting coughing fit was fun
. Probably would have been MUCH easier if it was only in for 1-2 days though.
As for the urine catheter, you will have that usually for just 24 hours post-op. It's no big deal so long as you don't go around grabbing yourself if you know what I mean
. You do have to be careful adjusting the twins. Removal again isn't something I'd want to do all the time, but again, only momentary pain. The first time you pee normally, you won't feel residual pain, fear not.
And as for the drain, it's kind of a luck of the draw thing. If they manage to place it not near any nerves, removal is a piece of cake. If they get a nerve like they did with mine from the HIPEC, well lets just say it's a good thing the pain doesn't linger
. You won't know till they remove it if you're lucky or not as it doesn't feel like anything when it's in.
Of all the pains you'll deal with, removal of any of these tubes will be trivial by comparison, so don't loose sleep over them
11/13/09 5cm Stage IV 9/25 lymph nodes w/2cm peritoneal met at 29 YoA
12/15/09 LA right hemi-colectomy
6/16/10 Folfox FINISHED
8/10/10 Prophylactic HIPEC
10/9/10 got Married
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