I'm 6.5 weeks post vaginal trachelectomy with pelvic lymph node removal.
If I'm just pottering around the house or supermarket etc I have no issue with swelling but if I walk or sit upright at a dining table for a number of hours I've noticed that my left leg (mainly the upper thigh) starts to swell.
I took my friend out for lunch for her birthday yesterday and was sat upright from 12:30 to 5 when I suddenly became aware of a pulsating throb in my entire left leg. I got home and found the inside of my left thigh was fluidy....not huge by any stretch but enough to worry me. I put my stockings on and elevated it for the whole evening and it's reduced by this morning but still there a little.
My concern is this....is this just something to be expected so soon after surgery or is it likely that this wil be an issue going forwards (especially as it only seems that one leg is doing it!)
When I go back to work I'm going to be on my feet all day and it's a very physical job so I'm worried about the risk of making this a permanent fixture/chronic :(
Any personal experiences of swelling legs post trachelectomy (or hysterectomy) would be welcome :)
I've got my first follow up with the consultant on the 6th August.
Thanks dudes:) Sarah xx