13 th day since Right THR. Was told needed extra IV during and after surgery due to dropping blood pressure ..... ended up with 'edema', swelling on both thighs, knees, calves, ankles, feet, groin and testicles. Worse on operated side but very uncomfortable and slowing down re-coop. Pain is a non issue. Only pain is tightness of skin due to swelling. Told only time will fix it. I do use ice on testicles, but difficult to raise feet etc above heart due to restrictions and fact I live alone. Am trying to move as much as I can take, but gravity seems to pull swelling down to ankles. Bowel movements and urine normal. Any ideas on how to speed up getting rid of this 'edema' ?? Home PT starts tomorrow, but am getting so depressed. Med people say it will take a natural body response up to a month for body to rid itself of these fluids. Thought I would be doing better after 13 days. Was I too optimistic ?? Spent 10 days in Hosp. Today will be my 4th day home. Thanks ..