Sounds like you are heading in the right direction anyway. If you are still recently post-surgery I'm not surprised you are feeling a bit anxious. Your gp is right in one way that one needs to move on, but unless they have had cancer themselves they will find it hard to understand that the whole recovery thing is a process, and not necesssarily a straightforward linear one - i.e. some people cope brilliantly with the initial diagnosis and treatment and expect to be fine, then slump after the end of active treatment, or even a year or so later; others struggle at the beginning and are fine later on. Important thing is just to be with how you are and not expect to be "back to normal" too soon, but enjoy it when you are feeling good. There will be ups and downs for most people, but no two folk will be exactly the same, and there is no "right way" to move forward.
(For the record, i was one of those who "sailed through" lumpectomy, radiotherapy, did the 5 k Race for Life, no problems at all with the hormone meds I am on, and thought i was home and dry, but just over a year on and I am having a little slump myself. It won't be permanent, it's all part of the process, but shows how the process can be so different for each of us.) Just give yourself what you need and don't rush back to work. xx
Hi Trying to be positive
Understand your concern, but I'd be inclined to trust your BCN and put it down to experience unless anything untoward occurs. If you just had the sentinel node out that will put you at a lower risk than if you'd had more out I would think. I shared your concern last year, having had the SNB myself, and I invested in all sorts of antispetic wipes for if I got an insect bite or rose thorn scratch after all the info I was given about avoiding lymphoedema, and even got a green wristband from the lympheodema society to wear on the surgery side arm when driving in case I had an accident and was unconscious when anyone tried to do a blood pressure!!! Paranoid or what?
I'm less paranoid now and I just avoid using that arm for flu jabs and blood pressure as a matter of course. I think it is natural to be hyper-aware so soon after surgery but you will revert to everyday carefulness in due course. All the best for your ongoing recovery - sounds like you are doing really well, being back in the gym.xxxx