Sort of. As soon as my surgeon has a minute between operations, my chest tube comes out and I am discharged . My drainage really slowed over night so I don't have to take a drain home. Just need to be aware of my breathing so if my right chest cavity fills with fluid...I know what to do...scream...run...holler...cry. Stacey is here to wheel me home and I really want to wash my hair. See ya all in a while!