Hi firstly sorry about the long post. I'm hoping someone can help last year I had my lower right lobe of my lung and lymph nodes removed due to lung cancer. I already have secondary lymphodema of both legs due to a motorbike accident in my teens and lipoedema.
After the operation I had a lot of complications and now have a domestic type of hospital bed which tips right up which has been wonderful for getting rid of the fluid from my legs, but the fluid is getting stuck in my stomach.
Pre op I asked when they said they would probably remove my lymph nodes I asked whether it would cause complications with draining fluid and I was told no the fluid would easily find a different route.
I have also had infections in my right breast where I get small nodules that are red, swollen and filled with pus. I use antiseptic cream to clear these up but sometimes it doesn't work and my breast becomes very hot swollen, hard and painful.