Hi Lou 72
I had stage 2 and had a mastectomy in November. Recovery is different for different people but my personal experience was ok. Don't expect to much of yourself, listen to your body. Just remember to start your exercises as soon as possible (usually the following day after surgery) it really helps. Good luck with your recovery. 🤗
It definitely does! Well done on your recovery 🙌
If you are referring to me, yes. I had a delayed DIEP 8 weeks ago. It was no worse nor less than I expected. At three weeks I was back to my normal routine fairly comfortably although I’m still technically healing up even now. Veins and nerves are growing back, incisions still healing, etc. But nothing that I haven’t been able to work through. Honestly I think attitude is your best bet. I just decided to get over it, move as long as my body physically could, and then just did it. I have no idea if I have high a pain tolerance or high energy or just am a stubborn cuss, but I decided I don’t feel like being sick or weak and just move past it as soon as I could. I will say that I had some lag time between diagnosis and first surgery and used that time to totally change my activity level and maybe that’s what made the difference. I dunno. But it is possible to go through two big surgeries, chemo, and start endocrine therapy all within six months and feel even better than you did before going in. I think that has to be your goal though.
Wow well done! I find if you don't move and do it physio you cease up and that can be worse. Did you have any reconstruction?
Thank you. It's reassuring to know that. Pleased you are recovering well.
It depends a lot on your own personal health before going into surgery. For me, I had a double mastectomy and two weeks later was back to my normal routine. At that point I started stretching to restore reach and strength. I personally didn't find the double mastectomy healing that bad.
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You will recover ok. It is just scary but keep strong and keep moving 🙏🏻
Thank you. Glad you are recovering well. It is very reassuring.
I had a mastectomy last Wednesday! I am doing well and still got my drain in. I am moving around well and fingers crossed my drain will be out on Thursday 🙏🏻 Stay strong. Much love for your surgery.
Thank you. Have re-posted.
Welcome to the forum Lou , you could also post about this in the surgery section of the forum ,hopefully there will be plenty of people to share their experiences .Good luck with your op .
Hi. I have just been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and need to have a mastectomy next week. Any advice on how long physical recovery takes.?