The nurse took it out because it had been in nearly a week and wasn't slowing down do said it would no longer be beneficial yonleave it in they have said if it's over the weekend to call the women's ward as they should be able to do it there x
I am a little concerned tonight that the area is filling with fluid but will check it again in the morning and if in doubt will call bc nurses in the morning to get it checked as I was warned this could happen and that it might need to be syringed as my drain bottle was still filling By 100 ml every 24 hours x
Such a relief when you can move around freely. Hope it's settling SueW. A week is still very early days especially on top of your mastectomy.
Keep going with the exercises, should be easier now without drains. I had mastectomy with full node clearance and reconstruction all in one go as was driving myself to yoga after 3 weeks, so mobility exercises are definitely the key.
Hi Sue I found my ANC more painful than my mastectomy. I'm nearly 4 weeks post ANC now and am feeling a million times better and have lots more strength in arm. I still cannot fully extend my arm above my head but it's definitely improving every day. Keep up with the exercises as it does help. Big hugs xxx
Oh gosh, Sue. Sorry to hear that. And being awake in the early hours is really crap. Dose up on the painkillers, and stay high until it's better. I only had 2 nodes removed, and I know how sore THAT is.
Thank you mahj for your reply I managed to go back to sleep 4.30 to 7.30 took meds this morning and done some shoulder rolls and shrugs which have freed it up a little bit can't do much more st the moment it's frustrating as right side and I am right handed but onwards and upwards and not feeling so sorry for myself now it's a reasonable hour xx plus even managed to wash my hair and that had made me feel better 😄X
Agreed...but it does get better. It took me about 9 days before I even started the basic exercises.... you need to do them, as it gradually helps. I now have a good 95% movement without pain but still experience some pain when pushing it. Still sore at the end of the scar and under arm/shoulder area due to baggy tissue left so that it can be used to help to shape my book when I go for reconstruction. Hope this helps. (Had lumpectomy in April followed by mastectomy in June) Keep your chin up and stay positive-it really does help. X
1st op was 8th August lumpectomy and lymph node removal and cancer in 4 of 5 removed but feel like I sailed through the op with very little pain had 2nd op on 7 th September for axillary node clearance and the pain is more severe and bloody hell I ache x meds are helping and only reason I am posting is to get it off my chest as it is 3 am I am wide awake (though I have had 6 hours straight undisturbed sleep ) and feeling a little sorry for myself x