Is water retention normal after Transflap,& hernia surgery? What does Lymphodemia act like? Some days it is worse. but my Arm feels like a log, I am told it is Arthritis in my fingers affecting the arm.? not from the surgery. After the cancer surgery & Lymph node removal I started the exercises and have continued.I felt like I knew its symptoms well and worked with it to maintain. But after a recent surgery for a Hernia from Transflap It is worse and aches alot and does not react to the exercises.I have gained weight as quickly as in 5 hours!!! The Drs. response...Think about something other than my pain. It is chronic and will always be with me. Change Drs? That was a new one. I hate Drs The hernia surgery was not a sucess, but I refuse to go thru a correction as the 1st failed from not attachement integrity with my tissue. It is all scar tisssue. Whats a Woman to do to still strut her stuff?? I believe many Doctors put themselves through college selling used cars.