Will I feel the 2 week post op swelling if on steroids?

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cat98037
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   Posted 3/23/2013 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgery is scheduled in about a week. I have been on steroids since November last year. Of course, before surgery, my dose of steroids will be increased. I will stay on the steroids at least 3 weeks post surgery. My question: Will I feel the swelling/pain that is described at week 2? Steroids decrease swelling, so I'm hoping it won't be as bad. Denise, I know you were on steroids. I would like to hear your experience. I will be on prednisone 40mg. Anyone out there who was on steroids post op?

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   Posted 3/25/2013 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
cat-

Yes you will still feel the swelling just the same. This is swelling from trauma caused by the surgery vs inflammation from something else.

Here is Denise's recovery journal.

www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2183443


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Bill devil
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cat98037
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   Posted 3/25/2013 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Bill. Yes, Denise and I are very similar with our history. I'm doing this all by myself without much support......except here. This forum has helped me so much. I read as much as I can so I can be prepared and learn. Hopefully, it will all turn out well. Ihad no idea how bad gerd made my lungs.
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