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Nurse_BCN
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Re: Hot Tub

Hi country_bumpki

Thanks for posting asking if you can use your hot tub.

You mention that you had a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy on the 1st November. As adoptedmanc says if your wound is completely healed, there is no reason to suggest that you can’t use it. 

We would always suggest checking with your breast care nurse or treatment team when you are having radiotherapy as the area where the radiotherapy is being given may be more sensitive.  

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adoptedmanc
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Re: Hot Tub

Hello @country_bumpkin 

I hope you are well, it sounds like your recovery from surgery is going well. 
From memory I don’t think there should be an issue using a hot tub post surgery, but I would double check with one of the nurses. Is the hot tub yours and are you able to control the temperature (if so, I can’t see there can be any difference from having a warm bath)
I suspect you may be advised against having anything too hot during radiotherapy: you certainly have to avoid saunas etc. I went swimming a few days after my radiotherapy finished but got out quite quickly as my skin felt uncomfortable. 
AM xxx

country_bumpkin
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Hot Tub

Hiya,

I had my surgery for lumpectomy and sentinel nodes removal on 1st Nov,  so over 5 weeks ago. I'm jit having Radiotherapy until sometime in January. Dates have not yet been given.

I'm feeling very well and I've gone back to work part time. My scar is healing very well too.

Do you know if its OK for me to go in my Hot Tub? I find it extremely relaxing and helps me lots. I haven't gone in so far but just thought I best ask.

Many thanks

CB x