Finally, heading home to Anchorage!
I had a great weekend visiting family and friends. James, my designated drive for the past two weeks because I can't move my arms, was able to drive us up to Bellingham on Saturday to visit James' parents and his brother's family. While there, Colleen was able to pull the right thigh drain that was ready - loved that! I love visiting Jon, Colleen, Anna Corinne and Emily. We have lots of fun together and they've got a little farm which I enjoy. Loved meeting the llamas!
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This morning James was able to pull the final drain. The PA suggested pulling it before flying and then wearing compression stockings for the flight home. In addition to the compression stockings, I've continued to need to wear my compression sleeve because of the Lymphedema in my arm. I'll follow up with medical providers in Anchorage.
After 4-6 weeks I can resume activity, taking it easy athletically. In December I have a follow up appointment with Dr. Said where he'll outline the second part of the reconstruction. This ends part one of four for this next part of my journey. More to come at that time...