Posted on: Dec 12, 2007 11:34 AM, edited Dec 12, 2007 11:34 AM by Sunshine99
I'm home from the hospital with a mastectomy and a drain. Initial SNB was negative (hurrah!!!).
With the drain in, it's leaking a bit of blood (not much) and I'd like to know what others have used to get the blood stains out of your clothing. Dark clothing would help, but it's not always an option.
Cold water is a good start, but doesn't get it all out.
It sure is nice to be back home!
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Dec 12, 2007 12:19 PM iodine wrote:
Peroxide---works esp. well on synthetics. As an ER nurse I used a lot of this! Then wash in oxy clean.
Contrats on the neg nodes! Suggestion: cover the draining area with kotex pads--they are Very clean and absorb a lot and keep you dry and drainage off clothes. You can cut them lenght wise and then cut a center line to slide the pad around the opening and keep the pad flat. I used a loose sports bra to hold them in place, so NO tape.
Dec 12, 2007 01:55 PM lvtwoqlt wrote:
My uncle who was on dialysis swore by peroxide. he would get blood on his clothes during the dialysis process. He was legally blind and I would go to the store for him and we got the industrial size bottle at least once a month. He also would swish and spit to help when his dentures made sores in his mouth.
Dec 13, 2007 01:14 PM jdg1 wrote:
Peroxide is the best choice. Also, I love Zout. Zout I use for everything. Spray it on the clothes and use a toothbrush to scrub. It also works wonders.
Glad all went well for you.
Dec 13, 2007 02:49 PM Sunshine99 wrote:
Thank you, everyone!
Just got back from the store. Got some hydrogen peroxide and oxy-clean.
Now, can anyone tell me why I started crying in the checkout lane? No reason, but the tears just seem to come without warning - something as simple as not knowing which aisle to find the gravy! BROTHER!! It's kind of embarassing. Oh well, this too shall pass (I hope).
Love to you all.
Dec 13, 2007 11:58 PM iodine wrote:
I cried at commercials on TV. I was cking out at a deli and told the lady I had bc. Weird!
It's the little things that just throw you, you are perfectly normal.
And, it Does pass. Just be kind to yourself, you are worth it.