Learning About Breast Cancer
Hi. Sorry to have kept you waiting. I'm still waiting for a date for my mastectomy. Tests from the mammogram said that my other breast is 'clear'... (for now, I guess). I'm dreading this operation - more the aftermath actually. People talk of chest-drains, of tablets that will 'fight' hormones and that will make me feel really rotten to 'fight' any possible recurrences. I have so many questions! How much and for how long does ones arm hurt after the mastectomy ? I really really don't need to be incapacitated in this way as I have other 'issues', I've been told from an ultrasound scan that there is no 'axillary lymphadenopathy'' but of course NOTHING is 100%, I know that. You sound SOOO positive in your outlook - I hope one day, years from now that I'm as positive, supportive and helpful to someone else. Thanks for taking time to reply.