You’re feeling grubby and have gotten the okay from your care team to take a shower. Here are some suggestions.
If you have a mastectomy (with or without reconstruction), you’ll come home with at least one Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain. If you have axillary lymph node dissection, that will mean an additional drain. I had a bilateral mastectomy as well as the lymph node surgery, so I came home with three drains.