Pain after surgery

Hi everyone, was wondering if anyone could offer any advise. I was diagnosed 5/11/13 with grade 3 idc. I had surgery on 2/12/11 to not only remove the tumour but also a breast reduction as I have rather large breasts (right breast to be done in a year or so) i also had a few nodes taken to be tested…I’m awaiting results 17/12/13. I can’t seem to find any info about anyone having a similar op, as I am still in a considerable amount if pain, to which pain killers don’t seem to be touching! I was wondering if this was normal and if so how long should I expect it to last? Thank you x

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I also had a breast reduction on my left breast three weeks ago following removal of a 3cm tumour. I have to say the first few days it was very uncomfortable even with pain relief, although after a week I no longer needed to take painkillers. It might help to speak to your BCN if the medication is not helping. Unfortunately I was unlucky and I now have have a mx because of unclear margins. I am now waiting for an appointment with the plastic surgeon. Hope all goes well for you, there are other ladies on this forum who have had the same procedure as us, whose surgery was sucessful and they needed no other surgery.x