Hi I havent had a mastectomy but after op last year also node op as it had gone into one of the nodes 😞 I wear the sports bra's no wires as they are so uncomfortable now, it has really helped, you can get them in poundland too ! much to my surprise and they too are comfortable.
I still do the exercises but not always good at doing them everyday.
I had a left side mastectomy and immediate reconstruction using LD muscle and implant in August 2016. This was after a lumpectomy and sentinal node biopsy in February and 6 months of chemotherapy!!!!
I have recently started to wear "normal" bras and have noticed that under my arm where the muscle was brought through is very swollen. I am wondering if the bras are somehow lifting the implant causing the muscle to move. The discomfort is so bad that I have had to go back to the unflattering vest bras that I wore after surgery.
I stopped doing the stretching excercises a couple of months ago as everything felt OK but I'm beginning to wonder if i stopped too soon.