I had my WLE & SNB in march then 15 sessions of radiotherapy in May. About June my operated on breast started to change, the skin got harder like orange peel all swollen and tighter and then red hot only on the left side of my boob not at the side of the armpit. The onc said it was just damage from the radiotherapy. I asked if it was lymphoedema and he said no but then it got worse so I saw him again this time he said it was an infection and gave me penicillen. Its now november and it is no better I saw a different onc this time and she said it is probably lymphoedema of the breast. ( notice she said probably) She has made appointment for me at the Alnwick Hospice who have nurses that are trained in this. Whether they can help I will soon find out but I am really annoyed that it has been left so long cos surely the sooner it is found and treated the better. I have had over 5mths of pain and discomfort. After reading on here about some of you having it for years I dont think I can stand much more. I am more depressed now than when I first found out about the cancer.