I recently had a panniculectomy done after the surgery about 18 inches opened up which left me with an open wound so I am not able to get into my lymph pod so the swelling has gotten out of control and I was wonderering if anyone had any ideas of what I could do to bring it under control. Oh the swelling is from my chest down to my feet.
Surgery and lymphodema: I recently had a panniculectomy... - LSN
I did have a gastric bypass and I believe this is what caused my condition. I did have it under control with my lymph pod and bandaging but in order to continue into the next step which would be compression garmets I needed surgery to remove the excessive skin, and like I stated after the surgery 18 inches just burst open the surgeon said it was due to the lyphoedema. I have been taking care of that wound which prevents me from getting into my pod which unfortunately now I am very swollen I've tried self massage but it does not really help thats why I was asking for any ideas it is so frustrating because I did everything to be healthy and it only made my lyphodema worse.
Thank you for your suggestions I will look into that website, and yes I do have nurses taking care of the wound as for my surgeon she says everything looks great I am comming along well it's just the swelling is a little out of control. Is there anything I can use to bring the swelling down in my abdomen?