I had a radical trachelectomy with pelvic lymphnode dissection 4 days ago to treat stage 1b1 CC.
Although I am not in too much pain, I am still really swollen in the pelvic area and on the tops of my thighs. Also, today my right leg started to feel quite heavy and I've noticed increased swelling behind my knee. My leg feels really strange - like I don't have proper control over it. I've been so scared about developing lymphedema post-op, and now this new swelling is making me even more nervous! I'm hoping that my body is just adjusting to this new state of affairs and that the swelling will go down, but I'd be super grateful for advice from anyone else who has been through this Op. Did you have any swelling in the thighs and pelvis? Did it eventually subside?
And on top of this am now dreading the pathology results from my Op...
I'm so grateful for sites like this!