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babsgriff
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Re: Surgery

Hi Sheila one thing I found which my hubby suggested was to cuddle up to a spare pillow so you can sleep on your side (not the side of the op) as the first night I could only sleep on my back. It stops gravity pulling the sore boob down and keeps your arm on that side away from the body slightly which helps. I am still on full dose paracetamol which I am sure makes a difference and the occasional ibuprofen. Hope you feel better soon.
Barbara
SML1903
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Re: Surgery

Hi Karen. it's good to know you have lots of support around you as that is so important I think. My husband and daughter have been wonderful and I don't think I could get through this without them. My friends have also been really good and I have enojoyed going out for lunch and coffee with them  when I have been well enough. I think it must be so hard for people who have to go through this on their own.

Take care Sheila

 

Roloted
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Re: Surgery

Cheers Sheila , I'm fine I have a good support network around me and interests to channel my energies . Karen
SML1903
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Re: Surgery

Glad you didn't have to wait too long to see your consultant. It must be very hard knowing the path results are inconclusive and you have to under go further tests but at least they are doing more investigations. It seems so unfair when you have been through so much to get to this point. I am so thankful to have got to where I am now. Do try and stay positive if you can but I know that's easy for me to say. Take great care and let me know how you get on.

Sending love and hugs 

Sheila x

Roloted
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Re: Surgery

Saw my consultant today , pleased with the wounds although my boob is numb and there is a bit of fluid build up, the wound under my arm is a bit tight Path results inconclusive as another very small lump found so second opinions sought to decide if it's Dcis or Lcis , lymph node clear . MRI next then possibly more surgery . The ride continues
SML1903
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Re: Surgery

Hi. I am now 1 week post op, WLE and axillary node clearance and now suffering pain, swelling and terrible bruising although I still have good mobility in my shoulder and arm. I really thought I had got away with all this as I did not have any of these symptoms imediately after the surgery. I am doing my exercises but it's a little harder at the moment but hopefully this will not last for too long. Still feeling numb in the top of my arm and round the surgery area but hoping this will improve as time goes on. If anyone has found anything that helps it would be good to try them.

Have you had your path results or an appt yet Roloted?

SML1903
Member

Re: Surgery

Sorry to hear you have been unwell Roloted, do hope you feel better soon. X

 

Roloted
Member

Re: Surgery

Still waiting for path results , was doing fine until a virus knocked me for six and have spent 2 days in bed .
SML1903
Member

Re: Surgery

I had my surgery on the 8th Sept, WLE and axillary node clearance. I have not had to take pain relief either  although I am completely numb in the area but my bcn did say to take ibuprofen to help with any inflamation. I was treated privately and got my path results yesterday, 12th Sept so only had to wait 4 days for them. I had chemo first and my consultant surgeon seemed genuinely pleased to tell me the chemo had done its job and the path results are all clear of cancer. I just have to have radiotherapy so I see my oncologist next week to start the process of arranging it all. I feel as if the worst is over now and I can start looking to the future again.

mel67
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Hi Roloted

 

Had surgery two weeks and one day ago, I had masectomy and node clearance.  The wound is clearing fine but it feels like my breast is still there, as if it is really cold (can be quite painful).  I agree with you about the waiting game, I feel like there is no end to this, I am waiting to see the oncologist to see when I start my chemo, I know it seems to be taking forever but I was only diagnosed four weeks ago but it does take over your life.

Roloted
Member

Surgery

Surgery done , apart from having my dressings changed 3 times because I wouldn't stop bleeding all ok . I had a lumpectomy with senitol lymph node removal. I have had no need to take pain relief post surgery, bright blue toilet duck wee now just another waiting game for the path lab results