I had a trachelectomy and pelvic lymph node removal for stage 1b1 CC. I am now 9 weeks post surgery. I am experiencing some heaviness in my legs and very slight pitting oedema. I notice that my clothing marks my skin easily. It has pretty much been like this from Day 1 post op. I was referrred to the lymphoedema nurse to be assessed but she really was not helpful. My nurse says it is something that still may improve as the body settles down. My consultant told me pre-op that I may notice some swelling around my ankles etc. I was told there was a very small chance (around 5%) of developing lymphoedema.
Pretty much I am just wondering if there is anyone who ever experienced the heaviness or any slight swelling or being marked by clothes at al post-op? Or whether it was something that settled or what you did? I have been very careful to follow all the tips around preventing lymphoedema. Just wondering if there is anybody in the same boat or previosuly has been?
Thanks heaps xxx