Thank you both of you!
Not sure I like the 'for the rest of my life' bit, but it's definitely easier to cope with the bad stuff when I know the bad stuff - being in the dark is the worst thing!
Hi, I had surgery two years ago WLE and node clearance. I still get shooting pains, heavy arm, shoulder, stiff neck etc. When I spoke to my oncologist she said I would get pain like this on and off for the rest of my life. So I just ensure that I do exercises, helps to an extent but does not take pain away completely, The pain comes and goes. Hope that helps to allay any fears you may have.
Just over 2 weeks after my WLE and lymph node removal, I am feeling more pain. The sunburn feeling on my arm is not great, and gets worse as the day goes on. But I'm also getting a heavy ache and random stabbing pains in in my boob where the lymph nodes were removed, and an ache in my shoulder blade. Is this all normal? Feels so strange that the area still feels so numb but is hurting at the same time. And yes, I am doing the exercises.
Bone scan next week and MRI the week after but I don't see my consultant again for 2 more weeks - another 14 days of not knowing if/where this thing has spread, and what it is currently doing, and how much more damage is being casued by the now 2 month delay between finding the lump and starting the treatment - so maybe I'm just becoming over-conscious of every little thing I feel??