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Old 07-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Question question about swelling after surgery

I had my right lobe removed on 7/6 so today is 2 weeks after surgery. This afternoon I saw my surgeon but after waiting an hour and feeling as if I would pass out from exhaustion I was not too talkative.
Anyway, I have a sort of lump for lack of a better word, along the incision. He said it had some fluid in it and was also still just swollen from the surgery trauma. He acted as if it was no big deal and said that if it DID become bigger and cause problems they could draw off some fluid with a needle but it looked fine to him right now.
I am still sleeping in a reclyned sitting position to reduce swelling. And I have been using ice but he did not think that would help any.
It is causing me a bit of anxiety (of course being hypo is not helping with the anxiety) so....I was hoping someone here could tell me is when this swelling will start to DECREASE and what if anything you did to help reduce the size of YOUR lump (if you had one).

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