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Weird underarm

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Nenya
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Re: Weird underarm

How did you get on Elaine? Xxx
Nenya
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Eeeuuwwwwww, I'll check that out next time. Lol xxx
Judithvr6
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I think all the tendons and nerves around the armpit take quite a while to fully settle down.
I have a bit of 'cording' (tight tendon) so hope to see a physiotherapist on Monday.

With regards to feeling sticky even though the skin is clean it might be a wierd sensation from the nerves having been cut or bashed about a bit. I had 8 nodes removed 22 years ago and my underarm (right side) had a numb/pins & needles feeling for years. Not uncomfortable, just weird. I've just had SN removed from my left side and after 3+ weeks I seem to have full feeling back.


But I've also noticed another symptom of the SN surgery in that after ( gentle!  πŸ˜‰  ) excercise my right armpit smells clean sweaty but my left armpit smells like something has died under there!

Nenya
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My underarm still feels sticky, I don't think it really is, I'm thinking it's just part of the general yukky feeling. I've tried medicated talc and it still feels the same x
riversidedawn
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Re: Weird underarm -sticky ...

Nail varnish remover is good!!! And the blood taking nurse (phlebotomist?) gave me some of the things they use to clean your arm, which worked well and are a bit gentler.

storminadcup
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Weird underarm -sticky ...

So pleased to find this thread and that I'm not the only one hose underarm feels very sore.

Did anyone else use anything other than surgical spirit to clean the sticky feeling off ... soap water etc don't seem to do the trick.

 

MAC66
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Glad you had good news Nenya.

Elaine - I hope your results are also good

x

 

13gerbera
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Brilliant news Nenya πŸ™‚  Hope some of the swelling and weird sensations are starting to calm down a bit now (took 3.5 weeks for my axillary bit to stop 'twanging' but it does eventually!)

xx

Sharon

Nenya
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No thank goodness, herceptin neg so I have escaped that one πŸ™‚
riversidedawn
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Great news, so no Chemo?
Elaine56
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Hello Nenya. I am sorry for your discomfort. I am feeling pretty much the same. I was due to get my results last week and they were not ready so am going later to day. Like everyone am hoping for the best. My arm/armpit is pretty sore though and I keep wondering if there is infection but on the whole feel really well so who knows. Our nurse are really lovely and are gentle and considerate so I am thankful for that.
Good luck with your treatment. Elaine
Nenya
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Hoping everyone gets good news like me, 19 mm inv lob removed, 28mm non inv ductal removed (which I didn't know about) with safe margins. 3 nodes all clear. I had convinced myself for further surgery and hadn't unpacked my bag. Oncologist meeting next tues to discuss radio and tablets. Muchly relieved. Thank you everyone for replying. It does make you feel so much better when you don't feel alone xxxxxx
riversidedawn
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I like your rummaging description kittkat! That's exactly what my surgeon did and I think that makes the pain worse as more tissue has been disturbed.
MAC66
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Hi Nenya

I really understand how you are feeling - the pain and discomfort, and the waiting. Someone recommended Germolene for the irritated feeling on the arm - not on the scar. This works for me for a while - might be worth trying.

I also feel a fraud - especially still being signed off from work when I don't feel ill - but I think we have to accept that this is a difficult and painful (in every sense of the word) journey. Yes, some people face 'worse' things, but that doesn't mean that you don't have the right to feel pain, worry, fear, anger..........You are not a wuss!

I hope your results are good. 

x

Nenya
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Thank you so much, I'm glad it's not just me, that makes me feel better, I have been feeling ashamed because other people's problems seem greater than mine, but then, the diagnosis is still the same, just in different degrees. Fingers crossed and hoping we have good news at our next appointments. ❀️ ❀️ ❀️
Kittkatt
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I'll second that - boob pain settled quickly but axilla was swollen and much sorer. And that was even without a second incision since due to the position of my lump my surgeon was able to rummage around through the one wound to get to my nodes. Hopefully it will settle down and you get the all clear next week.
Be kind to yourself!
Kitt
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Sunflower57
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Hi Nenya You are not being 'a total wuss' at all I've had pain from the SN removal site too, worse than the WLE. I'll be getting my results tomorrow and am getting a bit jittery about what the news might be, so understand that the waiting game is getting to you. xx
Nenya
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Weird underarm

I'm a week after WLE and SN removal. Was feeling a bit of a fraud after reading other people's problems, til I saw the cuts at dressing clinic yesterday, so I am being kinder to myself and have had a pyjama day. But I have got awful soreness and weird feelings under my arm. I thought it was plaster rash as I got the sticky off with surgical spirit. But I thought this would Only be painful after node clearance. I know my pain cannot be anywhere near something like that, this is just unexpected. No infection or anything and the area is still pretty numb but am I being a total wuss? Got to wait til next Wednesday for results to see if they got it all and the waiting is starting to get to me. Sorry for ramble