I wonder why with all that we have going on with ourselves we worry about a hairy armpit 😂 I am just the same had mastectomy on Tuesday came home Tuesday night and said to my daughter you need to help me shave my armpits soon 😂
I was told to avoid using a razor again in case of cuts so I bought a battery shaver but it left my armpits really sore for a couple days each time so I went back to shaving with a razor and to be honest I've never cut my armpit shaving and I just try to be very careful. It's been over a year since my lumpectomy and SNB and the scar is still numb therefore I don't shave as often as I used to. I haven't tried using cream purely because of all the chemicals so if anyone can recommend something not so harsh, please share!
I think if it carries on I will be able to style it! I have my lumpectomy a week on Monday to, so I have used it as excuse to buy a new 'cocktail dress' with a high neck, should have got sleeves!
O Eggster, you did make me laugh. Pictures please from your cruise, triumphantly waving to us all back here, including the gently wafting arm hair! X
I am also a hairy pitter! I have decided to not shave the other at the moment! I have brought some cream but the scar from the lymph node biopsy is still quite red so too scared to use it currently! I go on holiday on 3 June so just hoping it is better by then, going on a cruise so will look lovely in my evening dress with a forest under my armpits!
Thanks for the update, one and all! I'm off to attempt bath number 2 since the dressings came off. Have noticed a lot more swelling since Tuesday so my armpit looks and feels worse than ever! Going to try and give it some love without slicing an artery or two.
Happy depilating, ladies!
Hi feel the fear
so glad u posted this. My nodes were done through mastectomy incision too and I took an electric razor to them yesterday. Then panicked that perhaps I should not have done ! At least I now know it's ok. And it's more than an ok feeling now the offending hair is gone 😀
Hello hairy armpit folk. I had WLE and SLNB surgery in December and before my rads in late January I did the armpit in questoin with facial waxing strips as they are more gentle than regular waxing and smaller, so you can do a bit at a time. Since rads finished I have continued with this and it seems to work for me - still a bit numb under the arm so didn't want to risk razors and creams. I think a lot may depend on how many nodes were removed though. I'm still too nervous to have the waxing done at a salon that I used to do - feel safer dealing with it myself. Hope you get smooth armpits soon before summer really kicks in! x
I'm so glad I'm not alone with this issue! Thank goodness for this forum. I had my dressings off on Tuesday after WLE and SNB. I was desperate for a proper bath and to deal with the hairy armpit issue. Realised numb/stinging armpit plus lumpy/bruised/swollen underarm was probably not the best starting point for this so left it. I'd be interested to know if and when cream is an option otherwise I'll be spending summer in long sleeves!
Hi, I've found three hands is best for this problem. Hubby holds skiin up and away, as I have a funny fold left. Then I peer up and under and work the razor away from the scar. It being numb certainly doesn't help at all, and I think when I get sorted the electric razor seems best. The smell of the cream knocked me sick!😥 If there's a definitive answer out there I'd love to know. One hairy ( very) armpit is not a good look with summer coming!!!
Hi Feelthefear. I'm a year on now after left mastectomy and lymph removal. I've never regained feeling under my left arm so shaving is a real problem as I'm terrified of cutting myself. So probably best if you don't worry for the moment and wear long sleeves! I now use an electric razor very carefully. Debbie xx