Hey Charlene...glad to hear you are back among the posties. I thought about stopping over and seeing you, but I had no idea what your last name was or how long you would be in the hospital.
I also had a CSF leak and a lumbar drain. The drain site was sutured when I left the hospital, but I sprung another leak after I was home. I also had thrush, which caused me to lose quite a bit of weight as well as being very painful. Thrush was a bigger pain issue for me than the lumbar drain. Experiences can be so different.
I'm glad you got a private room once they sprung you from the recovery room.
I hope the rest of your recovery goes smoothly. Take care and rest for now.