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You don't say exactly what surgery you had - was it a mastectomy or a WLE and did you have a sentinel node biopsy or an axillary clearance.? The answers to these questions will colour our replies but do ask for professional help. You could discuss this with one of the nurses here on this site. They operate Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm on freephone 0808 808 0000.
I have had rads until end of December, and I feel my left breast bones more than I would like them to be felt! They seem bruised. I sleep on my side and find I wake up when I lie on my left, because it feels sore and lumpy. I don't know how soon those symptoms will disappear, if they do.
I guess, it is major surgery after all, even just having my lump removed. Just means it will take time for everything to settle back to 'normal'.
But, as has been said before: if you are concerned have it checked out! You will get peace of mind, which is so important!
Hi Blue tit,
I had my MX & ANC in June and haven't seen my surgeon since the post op meeting, so possibly is common, I'm expecting he'll see me in May (which is a year after diagnosis) but could be wrong. If in doubt check I say :)
Hi Patricia51 - I had lumpectomy and 13 lymph nodes removed in 2003 followed by chemo/radio and I still experienced pain on occasion even after being clear in 2008. I was told that I would always have some sort of pain as the takes the boob/skin takes a beaten from the radiotherapy. I have secondary now in lungs and bones but still get the occasional twinge in breast - my onc says this is normal again due to the radiotherapy.
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