Hi all, some advice please!
today my belly and front of groin area have swelled up and feel slightly numb but slightly uncomfortable too. I haven't got full sensation there and is all very strange. I am able to wee but it doesn't feel normal. Has anyone else been like this? I had lymph nodes out so this is most prob the reason. I was gonna ask my consultant tomorrow but my meeting has been cancelled until next week so back to waiting... all of this has meant I have had my first post op meltdown today and feel very sorry for myself... Was told I would get results back tomorrow of histology and had geared myself up for it. Any hoo...
also, before leaving hospital, physio gave me leaflet re Lymphedema and told me about moisturising legs daily. Can anyone please recommend one that they like? Also, has anyone got lymphodema? How did they first spot it? How long after op? Is it obviously different to the post op swelling? Has anyone's post op swelling got worse over the week after their op, like mine has?
finally, a bath. How long after op can you have a bath? It's one of my fave things to do... I've ordered Epsom salts already, as was recommended by others!
just no fun at the mo. It's all a bit too real. Just feeling sorry for myself, I'll get over it! Lol