Totally agree with Anniej. I've had similar journey. I did have cording but this is being sorted. No sign of lymphoedema and I think you just need to be sensible about minimising your risk. Most important is following the medical advice and being religious about exercises, however much you can't be arsed on some days it is the key to regaining mobility and avoiding complications.
Hi Sandra, We're all terrified on here, so welcome to the club. Yours sounds like mine! I had a 23mm ductal tumour, grade 3 stage 2. My biopsies weren't great, so the lumpectomy and excision were done at the same time.50% of the nodes showed abnormalities so a good recommendation for me. I did my exercises religiously, no Lymphodema or cording, and I am now going into chemo. The chemo is because of the number of lymph nodes affected. My advice is to have faith in your medical team, they only want what is best for you. Just take one step at a time. The large tumour is gone and you have clear margins - how great is that? If one LN is iffy it can be dealt with. You've come this far and done so well. Best wishes for a good outcome for you. Let us know how you get on. Sending a virtual hug. X