Survivor since 2013
I was different in that I had more surgery.- I had partial mastectomy, lymph node, and implant exchange, with two drains. I was on pain meds for 2-3 days. Could do no lifting. Important to do arm stretches. Lymph node area was more painful - had to "ice " it. Drains in for two weeks. Got cellulitis at lymph area after all looked healed. Overall, not too bad. Be sure to get soft bra that opens in front, I got Fruit of the Loom at Walmart . Also. Shirts that button down front were helpful. Propped arm on pillow when needed. Tumor was in left quadrant of breast.