Survivor since 2012
Morning Carla, Here are my post ops-Keep dressing clean and dry for the first 48 hours. Remove dressing after 48 hours then you can shower but try to keep the incision as dry as possible. I never got mine wet. If you have steri-strips do not remove them they will fall off.Mine didn't the doctor had to remove them. Wear a comfy soft sports bra that hooks in back or front (not one that smashes too hard) for one week day and night to support the incision and breast tissue. Helps tremedously with jiggle. Limit arm movement to affected side for 72 hours. CALL doc if any sign of infection-redness or heat from the incision area, pus or excessive bleeding, temp 101 or higher, foul smelling drainage from incisions, redness or warmth around incisions, constant nausea or vomiting into the next day, bleeding or continuous oozing that saturates dressing or uncontrolled pain. I didn't have drains since I only had 3 sentinel nodes removed but that incision was as bothersome and numb as the big one.