Hi fuffs123, I still don't turn on my right side in bed even though I have my pillow. Need to try it soon. I know how you feel, the dreaded waiting game. I see my oncologist on 11th march, just want the treatment to start. My surgeon said rads and drug as all clear and hadn't gone in lymph nodes. I still get that pulling and I am 5 weeks post surgery. The other thing I discovered was the wire free bra. What a difference. Plus I work in front of computers and read about the bra wire and computers link some years back. We just never know do we. Let us know how you get on. Lol xxxx
Good advice fuffs123. I use a soft pillow across my boob at night, problem now I love it soooo much, like a comforter. What i believed helped me was keeping a bra on all night, about 1 week and have heard others felt it was a great help. Great we can pass on tips. Hope all ok lol xxxxxxx
Welcome to the BCC discussion forums where I am sure you will get lots of good, honest support from the many informed users of this site.
To help you along I have put for you below the link to one of BCC's publications you might find helpful.
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I had a lumpectomy/Wide Local Excision and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy operation, where they take just one or a few nodes and these are checked in the pathology lab after surgery to see if they contain cancer and if they do, you'll either have further surgery to take out all of your lymph nodes on that side, or if only one or two are affected you might be offered radiotherapy treatment of the lymph nodes instead.
The pre-surgery tests of lymph nodes don't always give a true result so they have to check after surgery. They do it this way to avoid taking them all out if there is no need because removal of them all can cause some problems with lymphodema etc
Hope that helps.
Diagnosed last week following discovery at my first over 50 routine mammogram of early cell change linked to calcifications - surgeon seems confident of removing the problem with a wire guide then some radiotherapy. Feeling ok but worried there maybe more to it ? he mentioned the blue dye thing to the lymph nodes but will that still be two weeks for results as he said they would do during op then decide if to remove. Thanks for any advise x