Many thanks for your very comforting replies. I feel a whole lot better knowing that I am not alone. I have also come to accept things a little better - although the fear is still niggling at the back of my mind. I have a MRI scan on Monday and then results meeting in the clinic later on in the week. I am feeling a little more positive now.
It sounds like you may have a seroma, it's nothing serious but if you search for it on this site you'll find some more info.
And do the exercises!
While you are waiting for replies could I suggest that you give our free helpline a ring on 0808 800 6000 and have a confidential chat with one of the breast care nurses who are there to support you through this, lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 – 2.00.
I have just been diagonosed with stage 3 breast cancer - invasive ductal cancer I think. I was not expecting this news and am really struggling to cope. Want to cry all the time. Am waiting for an MRI scan and test results to find out whether it has moved into the lymph nodes. I feel like my life has turned upside down and not knowing the true extent of it all and just waiting is very stressful. The treatment of it all is also very frightening, I suppose it will be a masectomy at some point and then chemo.
Found this forum quite comforting and thanks for listening.