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Its the node removal, I had the same for a few weeks and its a lot more uncomfortable than the area where my breast used to be...!!!
I had invasive lobular cancer, stuck in a country where emotional support is an alien concept
Yes it is quite normal . I had much more pain from the node removal than the lumpectomy. Just keep taking the painkillers and do your excercises religiously. Massage the top of of your arm in an upwards direction gently. It will get better.
Yes totally normal to get pain from node removal. All I can stress is exercise exercise exercise. Massage plenty of moisturiser in upward motion on your arm every day & massage the bio oil in to the scar as well. This seems to always help me with the pain. It is unfortunate that this has caused me the most pain - no pain at all from mastectomy area at all ! Weird !! Be careful though for the first 12 weeks post op not to carry anything heavy ( I stressed this to hubby as hoover, iron etc etc )
Hope you get back to yourself soon - seems daunting now but you will defo notice an improvement every day & when you look back on a week will be very proud of how far you have come.. Its one day at a time for us all... Take care ...
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