Recovery - swelling and bleeding

I am 1 day post operation and have a lot of swelling and water retention, as well as some blood on my plasters over my stitches. I have gained about 8lbs is this normal the day after surgery when can I expect this water retention to subside? Should I change my plasters or leave them until I see the nurse next week? When can I go for a walk etc? How can I aid my recovery?

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One day post op

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You really need to contact your surgeon to discuss these concerns. Contact them and relay your concerns and they can assist you from there.

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