Sorry, I was outside all day today, we finally had a nice weather day, here in Chicago, to actually enjoy the weather.
Ok, in terms of your aunt...the wound will continue to seep until the skin complete comes together and heals. That definitely takes 10 days (that's probably when the stitches will be coming out) but may take even longer because your aunt's skin is so frail and thin, it can take longer. So, yes, it is normal for the wound to seep fluid for several weeks. Again, as long as it is not showing signs of infection, there is nothing to worry about. You take such good care of her that I cannot imagine the wound getting infected.
In terms of the swelling in her leg/ankle - she has a large hematoma and due to gravity, it all gravitated down into her ankle so even with keeping the leg elevated, some of the swelling will persist. Since it does get better after being elevated, it is of no concern. Swelling will improve over the weeks as the blood that had escaped internally dissolves.
Ok, now to you...Beth, if this is a new problem and you really never had it before or never had it as badly before, it is worth checking out. I can definitely tell you it is not dementia and not peri-menopause and quite sure it is not a stroke but if this is a new problem, you can get CT scan of the head to make sure. I really don't think its anything but since it is not going away, get it checked out. For the past few days I have been confusing fruits and vegetables. I want to say "vegetables" and keep saying "fruits" - so you are not alone :)