Got another one... using a bread knife, or cutting up veges, , surprisingly hard to hold object being sliced. Bread was mauled but still delicious!
O thank goodness, the B.O is driving me bonkers! I have used all kinds of soap and still feel hideously Stinky.
Was in a book shop today, got book down, couldnt get it back up there!
Hugs to you all!
Yes you can use hair removal cream but because of infection risks if you cut yourself, you should never use a razor there. To be honest I have had very little hair growth in this area (2.5 years later). I also have very little feeling and have to feel if a) - I have dried myself properly, and b) remembered to put deoderant on as I can't really feel either. I had all of my lymph nodes removed so maybe others who have had less removed regain some feeling after a while. Not sure if that is related though!
K M x
I can relate to all of these as well and the BO was the worst for me too. Once my dressing and steri-strips were off I started using deodorant (very carefully under my left arm cause of lymph node removal) and the weirdest thing was not feeling the dry stick because its all numb so I don't really know much deodorant I've actually put on it and I can't even lift my arm high enough for a sneaky little sniff to check. I guess I'll just have to gauge it by how much of a space there is around me when I'm near people 🙂
I used a little bit of hand gell, well away from scar and then wiped it off with a tissue. Worked well.
This forum is so useful! I can so identify with these issues and glad I'm not the only one; having to shower and wash hair in stages, being stinky, not being able to sleep on my right side, bored of telly, teetotal due to painkillers (rough at this time of year lol), the list goes on but at least am on the mend now - there is light at end of tunnel....
Ps I got cotton short sleeve pj's from bhs.
Ha! Yes...I dropped the kettle in the sink first time I went to fill it..suddenly gets very heavy! As does a cup of tea.
I can relate to this sandie, I had a WLE and SNB which showed 2 infected nodes so then had a auxillary clearance 3 weeks later. I was just about feeling normal again when I had the second op! Still pretty numb, sunburny feeling and keep forgetting not to fill the kettle right up because its bloody heavy!!
Thanks brewster, I read lots on the boards, I was prepared by them well... but needing a spoon for my peas..and forgetting I'd need at least 2 pairs of pjs for laundry days arent in there.
O another one to add... flower vases full of water are incrediably heavy - don't try to shift them...not even a wee shuffle across the table... panadol doesnt work on that feeling and its a long time between voltarens!
Socks too- Im thinking we all need ugg boots..
Its just the little things really
I was sitting here today, a week after my mastectomy and sentinel node surgery and realised theres a few every day things about this you dont see coming.... the day to day stuff...
I spent forever this evening trying to keep my peas on my fork as my arm is so unreliable and a bit wobbly after the surgery
My underarm feels like a hedgehog has nested there, regrowth from shaving is brutal on that tender swollen skin
My children on veiwing my giant sticky plaster pointed out I have exchanged a breast for a chest, they thought they were very witty and giggled ( its true and oddly not disturbing)
Kiwi crush is a necessary evil as all the drugs mess with your digestive system
Spray in dry shampoo doesnt really make your hair fluffy, but it smells delicious
Ice packs across your chest and under your arm help even on the numb bits.,.didnt expect numb bits..clearly missed that bit in the surgeon's information chat
Sometimes the nerves in my chest feel like a kitten is sitting on my chest purring, soothing
Your drain tube will catch on the bathroom vanity drawer pulls..every darn time..
Its nice to have someone cut up your food
Childrens ice blocks are delicious at 2am when everything is slightly uncomfortable and you're a bit over it
o yes...and buy more than one set of button front pjs -what was I thinking?
Anyway, thats what Im seeing, its not serious,
just thought that maybe
you all might have some things to add...
That surgery thing fills your head and I've discovered that life goes on afterwards, albeit leaning a bit to the right (no one tell my physio)
Hugs ladies, xxxxx