One of my doctors said that it sometimes takes 9 to 12 months for all of the discomfort to go away, although in some cases it can be as long as 18 months. She assured me that it will eventually subside though.
My suprapubic stopped weeping the same day they took it out, but my surgeon was really surprised that it did. She said it usually takes several days to stop completely.
I remember how weird it was not to be attached to a tube after so many months. For the first week, every time I would get up in the morning I would reach for the night bag.
I have an appointment with my oncologist on February 20th, which he said will be my last since the scans this last year have been completely clear. Now I can run my checkups through my PCP. To say I’m relieved is a massive understatement. Four surgeries and 25 radiation treatments in one year has been enough excitement.