Hello - I am new to all of this - not done online forums, Twitter facebook etc......
Found a small lump 4 weeks ago, mMmography normal, ultrasound - the room felt as if it fell silent, so knew not good news, core biopsies taken Invasive carcinoma grade 2, had wide local excision and. Sentinel node (neg), but high grade DCIS in all of the wide local excision, with no clear margins - had bilateral mastectomies with immediate reconstruction and strattice. Now Day 12 post surgery, drains taken out 3 -4 days ago.
Only just realising the enormity of everything - pain control was not too bad, came off the oromorph, just using paracetamol and ibuprofen, but now lots of pain, the strattice feels thickened, hard, tender, seroma both sides, but does not feel tense
I think the pain is coming from the muscle, implant surgery and the strattice - is this normal, couldn't find much about rejection and how long it takes to get better, softer and less tender
Any one be able to help