How soon did you recover

Hi , I had mastectomy on right breast and all my lymph nodes removed 3 weeks ago today, I do the exercises 3 times a day and massaging twice a day but it still hurts , there is a bit of cording there to , is it normal to still be hurting now ,or am I being impatient please xx

Hi Daffodil 

yes unfortunately it’s very normal to still have some pain/discomfort after 3 weeks. Having the lymph nodes removed can take some time to recover from on its own. The op involves going through the nerves which cause some very strange sensations as they heal. 

If you’re worried about how your feeling give your BCN a call to check. 

Keep doing the exercises you’ve been given as they will help in the long term. 

Take care xx