Hi Mel66 thank you for your post. It does help to share was probably feeling quite down when I posted middle of the night and all that! District nurse called at the same time BCN phoned this morning they were disagreeing on whether to remove drain or not! BCN has made an appointment for me to see registrar this afternoon as she feels it should be removed. Had to change my night wear 3 times last night. Im sure that as you say it will feel much better once removed and probably feels far worse than it actually is and like you I found some weird blisters near to the site.
Let me know how the 'de-sloughed' procedure goes hoping that it works for you and you start to feel a lot more comfortable and it starts to heal well. I have found a small soft cushion under the arm sometimes helps with certain clothing. Im sure once things settle down you learn to cope with the residual numbness!
Take care hugs Xx
Hi there fellow fighters, just wanted to post that I'm feeling fed up. I had my axillary clearance a week ago and am so uncomfortable. Came home with the drain in its such a pain. Its leaking badly I have had a skin reaction to the dressing and can't get comfortable enough to sleep. The only position I can adopt is on my back, Im fed up with the fatigue and all the unhelpful comments from people that are not going through what we are. It seems that because its been caught early and supposedly treatable every one feels the need to say dont worry you will be fine I know someone blah blah. Sorry everyone but it sucks and I want to say to them you should try it!!! Anyone share thier experience of getting better following this procedure? How long before the feeling of a hot iron on the back of your arm goes away? I was recommended to use emu oil anyone tried it ? Sorry to moan but just feel better having wrote this Xx