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Double mastectomy and lymph node clearance

19 Oct 2019 20:28

Hi, 

I'm home, 2nd day after bilateral masectomy and right lymph node clearance. Was anyone in pain and just managed with paracetamol? I feel the odd weird twinge but OK other that. Feel numb with the drains causing the most niggles..can't wait for them to go... 

Thanks in advance. 

Double mastectomy and lymph node clearance

19 Oct 2019 20:42 in response to Little_m

Hi there ..

Yea I was the same, expecting lots of morphine for my masectomy... just two paracetamol was all that was needed .. still can't understand why there's so little pain with such a huge cut .. when I had a hysterectomy some years ago, loved the morphine drip on comming round from op .. and was expecting Simerla...  but was tender under the arm were they took lymph nodes... that's still quite weak ... 

Yea get them drains out, and you'll feel a lot better .. but I did get an infection about 10 days on .. so keep an eye out for colour change and heat spots ... Chrissie x

Double mastectomy and lymph node clearance

19 Oct 2019 20:47 in response to Chriss

Thank you, for replying does seem a strange thing to get your head round, not much pain. Everyone's asking and seems surprised... But just numbness and twinges

Thank you

Maria 

Double mastectomy and lymph node clearance

20 Oct 2019 08:44 in response to Little_m

Hiya! I had a lumpectomy and lymph node removal 3 weeks ago. Not to put a downer on it but I started getting pain once the nerves had started to knit back together. Still not enough pain to take any major painkillers though!

my swelling was the worst as I didn’t have a drain so I had a tennis ball size clump of fluid under my armpit (not very fun). I did manage to get rid of it with the exercises and painting my living room xxx

Double mastectomy and lymph node clearance

20 Oct 2019 10:16 in response to Lesleys

Hi, that tickled me... Barmpot painting least it helped. 

Thank you for replying x