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just had a mastectomy

2 Jan 2018 02:28

I have just had a mastectomy and found it horrific I feel  & look like I have been butchered, please tell me this will improve, I have a huge lump of tissue left under my arm like another breast, I cant beleve they have left me like this 

Re: just had a mastectomy

2 Jan 2018 13:10 in response to maggy238

Hi there maggie, so so sorry your feeling like you do, I've had total mastectomy too last July... and was dreading looking at my scar ... but I kept thinking,, if it means the cancer has been taken away, then I can live with it ... and it made it a lot more liveable with and I too have extra skin under arm, but it's the price I pay to have that nasty cancer lump taken out ... but mine has reduced over the months .. and I got an infection in scar after where it turned blueish and swelled to where it looked like my breast was growing back... had it drained twice and 're stitched (Sorry bout details) 

But kept in mind, I'm on this cancer roller coaster so got no choice but to hold on tight and go with it .. I think my age helped me, I'm 63, but 20 or so years ago, i would be in a different frame of mind ..

So hold on tight maggie, it's a bumpy ride ... but try to think, good riddance cancer, your out ... and if that spare skin is still troubling you, have a word with your oncologist and the nurses and see if they can 're do it later ... take care ... Chrissie xx 

Re: just had a mastectomy

2 Jan 2018 22:16 in response to Chriss

Thank you Chrissie, my Macmillan nurse phoned today & that helped, its good to hear from someone further down line as you are, I am just so shocked at whats been done to me thank

you Maggy xx