I did have a sneaky suspicion they would try and drain the fluid manually, and was indeed correct. Have to say the process wasn't too hideous. My breast is still pretty numb following surgery so I'm sure when they plunged the big bloody needle in it didn't hurt as much as it could have ;) The worst part was it took 4 attempts to find the fluid...ouchie mumma!! Still I had worn my big girl pants and was brave, helped by the fact the gorgeous nurse Selma was there to hold my hand & call me 'poppet' again. Love her so much! I am praying come the day these godforsaken chest drains are removed, that she is the one to do it!
Celebrated my bravery with a small glass of wine & much chocolate :)