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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 ...
Ah Chew! If that sneeze hurt your low back, then you have found the right place to learn more about surviving cold and flu season with low back pain . Coughing and sneezing can really hurt. A week of doing either one can be agonizing. Why does it hurt the low back so much when the upper respiratory system is irritated? And what are some things that you can do to survive a cold or flu with less pain?
That sudden cough, sneeze or laugh (for that matter) does one thing to a lumbar disc that can cause a sudden increase in pain. Research has shown that the mere acting of coughing, sneezing or laughing increases the amount of pressure in the lumbar disc . If the disc is already torn, bulged or herniated, the act of coughing or sneezing can be a very painful experience. And Lord have mercy if the coughing or sneezing happens more than once. In fact, someone might be minding his/her own business enjoying a pain-free life when suddenly an innocent sneeze leads to months of debilitating lo...
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