I am just shy of 3 weeks post-op from LAVH. I had a few post-op complications including Hematoma on suture line, Cellulitis on the "cuff" and a bladder infection from my catheter. I am taking 2 weeks of Keflex to treat.
I have a few questions, and wonder if you could help.
At almost 3 weeks there are moments that I feel pretty strong and ok, but then I experience a big "crash" of exhaustion and fall into a deep sleep. Is that normal at this stage?
After I do "too" much I find that my belly, all the way to my ankles start to swell. I am a small frame, but when that happens I feel like I am walking with weights on and I ached. Is it normal to experience this kind of swelling at this time post-op?
What may lie ahead in terms of healing from 3-6 weeks? What should I be aware/careful of?
Because of complications I saw my surgeon at 2 weeks and underwent an internal exam. Will I likely still face another examination at 6 weeks when I return to my surgeon's office. I imagine that there is significant change between 2 and 6 weeks in terms of healing.
What usually happens if the sutures (internal) are not gone by my 6 week visit?
Thank you so much.