However, typically 3 days is my absolute limit. As in, on the third morning I can't stand the smell of my own self and just make sure a good scrubbing down occurs no matter what. I don't always wait till the third day - in fact, most of the time I shower every day (fear not, my colleagues LOL). Weekends, however....oh nevermind.
My point is this - after surgery I was not allowed to shower till those drains were out. They finally came out yesterday, praise God!! But, even though they were out, I had these gaping holes in my belly and my side that were screaming they needed till morning to plug up before being put under water. So just now, I had the most AMAZING shower. I don't know how long I was in there but it's probably the longest shower I've ever taken. When I shower usually I take like 5 minutes - I'm a mom! Get in, do your thing and get out and get going! Today, not-so-fast! I'm pretty sure I put that scrub puff to every millimeter of my body, scrubbing the grodiness and just loving every second of the water pounding on me. Oh, thank you Lord, for my big showerhead and organic body washes and hot water. Ahhhhhhhhh.
Oh, how long was it since my last shower, you ask? 10 days. Yeah, that's just gross. LOL