Day 19: This week has been the worst week of my life. I wish I was exaggerating. The pain is now only relieved if I am on my stomach, and after I sit on the toilet, and then only for a few minutes. I am losing hope that I will get back to my life any time soon. I am very frustrated by all this. That is the end of my pity party for today. Now that I got that off my chest. The good thing is that the antibiotic seems to be working. The color of the drainage is slightly lighter, still murky but less so. It has also slowed since the appointment yesterday. Part of the numbness has also gone away, now it's just the area directly next to the incision that is still numb. I did notice there was a bit of swelling, so I am icing the area per the suggestion on this site!