i did have a fluid build up prior to rads actually, and the BCN gave me a sheet with those manual drainage techniques, but guess I kind of forgot about that....I need to start it again. It doesn't feel uncomfortable/painful, as it did when I had the fluid build up, so I wasn't entirely sure if that was the issue.
Im due to go back and see onc. In 4 weeks, so if it's still there I can ask then.
how long did it take for your lymph to find new ways to drain....are we talking months?
Hi Charys, I had the same after my rads last year, felt like they were going to burst! Was told it was normal for this to happen and that it would gradually calm down again once the lymph system found new ways to drain the build up of fluid. Hope this helps Sue x
I finished rads over 3 weeks ago, during RT the size of my boob increased considerably......I see no evidence of it 'going down'. Does anyone have experience, who has had the same side effect, of this reversing or is it likely to stay the same (most annoying as bra tight on one side)