Hello to you all - Hope that you are all having a good day today. Like you I am on my second time round First was 7 years ago when I was 61 - had chemo then surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radio. Didn't require any meds after that as it was triple negative. Then Dec 2014 same breast I got a new primary The waiting over Christmas and N/Year was dire . I had a masectomy and lymph node removal on 6 Feb - the blue dye injection hadn't work so my surgeon took everything he could find - bless him.Have all the horrible side effects that you have all been through but luckily although its ER Positive it hadn't spread to the lymphs. The news was such a relief but I still feel numb - this can't be happening to me again. Heart scan on Friday before starting chemo and herceptin asap afterthat. Having been through the chemo before I really do not feel at all happy about doing it and the herceptin quite worries me, but what choice do we have (I have a fear of needles - how silly is that) People keeping asking if I am going to have reconstruction - they really don't get it do they I have said I will probably have another masectomy once the treatment is over - they look at me as if I'm mad.... There that's todays moan!! Actually the sun is shining , hubby has gone to do the shopping and I have a good book waiting!. Good luck everyone. Keep strong.
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Hi I am also new to the board Try GERMOLENE , it has a local anaesthetic. I had a masectomy and lymph node removal on 6 Feb and am having the same problems as you describe. I seem to be a bit "sweaty" there too and have tried to keep it as dry as possible It started about 5 days ago and it took me a couple of days to find any relied but this REALLY helps. I don't put it o the scar but under the armpit - also wear the biggest baggiest T shirt with a wide armpit When I sit down and/or sleep I have my little cushion to keep the inside of my arm and that area seperate. I do so hope that helps I have needed to have a couple of lots of "old blood fluids" drawn off over the past couple of weeks and that is still a problem also have a tightness that suddenly appeared yesterday across the bottom of my ribs on that side I know we get strange sensations but has anyone else had this?
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