Post Operation swelling

I was just wondering if anybody else is finding that they are struggling with the very warm weather ? 

I had a lumpectomy and 11 Lymph nodes removed in February 

finished Radiotherapy 4 weeks ago.

I am still swollen and have some scar tissue and I am finding that when the weather is hot the swelling is worse 

I usually love the heat but now can’t really tolerate it - doing all the things I should 

sun hat / Factor 50 and insect repellent ( have mild lympodema ) wearing sleeve and purchase an sun brolley .

Is this normal ? Or the "new normal " 

plus since Radiotherapy I’m having hot flushes again - I am yet to start and hormone blocking drugs - seeing oncologist in two weeks .



Hi BizzyLizzy, 

I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling in this sticky heat and that it’s exacerbating your swelling. If you’d like to speak to one of our breast care nurses about this before your oncology appointment, you can reach them on 0808 800 6000. 

I hope they can help, take care, 

Becca at Breast Cancer Care.