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Days 17-18 Tummy Tuck Post Op, So This is Swell Hell
Although my ultrasound performed on Thursday, May 2 nd , had shown a seroma too small to drain, I continued to feel that something was very wrong. So two days later I emailed my surgeon:
I am wondering what is going on with my body because it feels like more and more fluid is pooling. I definitely can push it around more than I could previously. If I push up on my pubic mound I can feel the wave like movement … on both sides of my lower abdomen, all the way out above the pelvic bones. It feels like an air bubble inside fluid on each side. The same thing happens if I push anywhere on my abdomen at or below the belly button. Last night as I lay in bed, slightly on my left side, that part of my tummy became lop-sided, as if all the fluid was pooling there. When I turned slightly on my right side, the same ...
"Flying isn't fun anymore," my brother-in-law frequently proclaims along with other travelers tired of security checks and crowded seats. I certainly agreed with him while I sat on full plane in New Hampshire for an hour waiting for clearance on my way home from visiting our children and new grandbaby. Flying definitely isn't fun anymore for me because I have lymphedema .
No one explained it to me at the time, but I was at double risk for this condition that causes swelling because I had 24 lymph nodes removed when I had my mastectomy , and I had extensive radiation to my chest and lymph nodes. Sure enough about a year after my cancer treatment ended, one day I noticed that all the creases in my right wrist were gone. Wow! Did I gain weight that fast? Nope, the creases were still there on the left wrist. The surgeon prescribed a compression sleeve to control the swelling.
The sleeve was uncomfortable and didn't help much, but I did get a little better. The next time I saw ...
Congestive heart failure - right-sided
Heart failure requires periodic monitoring by your health care provider. The goals of treatment include controlling the symptoms, reducing the heart's workload, and improving your heart's ability to function. Any underlying disorders and causes should be treated, if possible.
The most common therapy for right-sided heart failure is treating left-sided heart failure.
Valve replacements and procedures such as bypass surgery (CABG) and angioplasty are the solution for some people.
Generally, you must reduce the salt in your food and the amount of liquids you drink. You should also consider losing weight if you are overweight, stopping smoking, and avoiding too much alcohol.
Diuretics (water pills) can help reduce fluid accumulation. Furosemide or bumetanide can help moderate to severe symptoms. Hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone, and chlorothiazide may be used for mil...
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