In a few days I will have my implanted defibrillator replaced as my current one has reached its battery threshold, and I received the post op restrictions from my doctor's office. Among the instructions is no showers for three days.
When I had the original defibrilator impanted I had the same restriction, and I was miserable. I am not a bath tub type of guy. I love a shower, so when I had the original restriction on showering I was not comfortable taking a bath in the tub either as I was afraid that I might still get the incision wet. So I took a semi shower just using the tap of the tub and splashing water on myself gently and just washing the necessaries, if you get my drift.
However, on a trip to the drug store, in the bandage section, I saw they sold these wonderful new bandages that are water proof and go over surgical incisions allowing you to shower and not worry about getting your incision wet. I was so happy. I could shower. I guess I was not the only person grossed out by the inability to shower after surgery.I shower twice a day, and wash my hair with each shower, otherwise I feel as if I haven't had a shower. So when I could not wash my hair for three days, I felt like I was just crawling in dirt. I felt greasy and unclean. I felt as if I was showering with my clothes on. And so, of all the things that i could not look forward to with this upcoming surgery, the one thing i worried about was not having a shower for three days.
I bought a couple of packages, and I will probably recover a lot faster knowing that I can be “clean” and not feeling like a greasy hobo for three days.