WLE & Full axillary clearance

Hi everyone 

I had my 3cm x2.8cm tumour removed along with full axillary clearance 3 weeks ago on Wednesday. 
Have had a Seroma which is being drained. My question is how much longer will the pain remain . When will I start to feel normal again ? 
Thank  you I’m advance 

Hi Smudge15 - I had a mastectomy and full node clearance, so almost the same as you, about 4 years ago. I can’t remember exactly when I started to feel normal again - but do remember the first few weeks were painful and seemed endless, then all of a sudden I was ok again. I also remember stopping the painkillers suddenly one day - big mistake, I was in a lot of pain and later found out I should have gradually reduced the painkillers, not just stopped them suddenly. Are you still on painkillers?

It might be worth you giving your BCN a call, just to check that everything is as they would expect. But I’m happy to chat further if I can help at all.

Evie xx