I was diagnosed on 21/08/18 with Invasive Lobular BC and completed my chemo on 25/01/19 (pretty brutal!!)
-I had a single mastectomy and full node clearance on 06/03/19...all went well apparently! 💪🏼
I'm really shocked at the length of my wound though.... it goes from the centre of my chest right across to my back! I was expecting a separate incision for my lymph nodes!! In fact, I was expecting the incision to be in my arm pit!! I also have 2 drains in! 🤕😷 I didn't have a recon as radiotherapy is on the cards plus I felt I wanted to recover and give my body a rest before a reconstruction!
I've been in a complete tiz about this surgery for months...I'm so devastated that I had to have my breast removed... (I've cried buckets of tears about it to be honest! 💔)
All I really wanted to say, after all my waffling (apologies!) is how well I feel in myself... I'm more 'uncomfortable' as opposed to being in agony... I can do my exercises and get around easily...
For anyone who is waiting for the operation hopefully, my experience may help with the nerves a little bit!
(I did think I may need a straight jacket at one point I was so nervous!! 😳)