Pod 10 Very Swollen - Rhode Island, RI

Hi fellow TT ladies, Just a concern about...

Hi fellow TT ladies,

Just a concern about swelling that i would love feedback on. I am 10 dpo and am so very swollen! I am very uncomfortable and just look so bloated but know swelling is a common in recovery but this much? It's doesn't feel like a seroma since its hard swollen and not sloshy fluid but still was a night concerned. My dr is out of town but did speak to an on call dr that said it sounded like normal swelling from surgery and as long as I am not feeling ill or feverish from an infection I should be good. Any advice would be greatly appreciated:) drinking lots of water, taking arnica and bromalean (sp) and trying to rest! I feel great otherwise!

Hi HealthyRI. I am also in RI. And swollen like a bratwurst. I have my first post op today to get my stitches removed. I actually weigh more than I did the morning of my surgery. And my measurements are larger. How are you doing since your post nearly two weeks ago? Mit
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Hello Mitford! Swelling does suck doesn't it!? Like your bratwurst analogie, so true, does feel like that:) I have been using water buffalo, ha! Still more swollen than I would like at 3 1/2 weeks but everyday does seem a little bit better. Think I am just a sweller:( trying to just stay on top of it and not of think it, it can't last forever right!? I have actually been wearing my cg with spanx over it for more compression and that does seem to help esp by days end. ( was a suggestions from another TT lady on here) also trying lymphatic massage Tom morn so will let you know if that helps at all, can't hurt:) try not to dwell on the swell (: or how you look now, things keep getting better and better and learning to be very patient (which is not something I am good at!!) hang in there!!!
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Hi Mitford! So wanted to follow up with you on my lymphatic massage and if it helped with the swellig. I have to say that i am def less swollen today, esp for 3pm!!:) it was very relaxing too! Worth a shot!! Hood luck and hope u r feeling better!
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