Jun 24, 2014 - 11:42 pm
Just joined today. I had a lumpectomy with removal of 2 sentinel lymph nodes, left breast, 8 days ago, which was 6 weeks after having rotator cuff repair surgery on the shoulder on the same side. My lymph nodes came back negative and pathology report showed margins were clear. However, because it was invasive ductal carcinoma my medical oncologist is going to run an Oncotype test to see whether I'm a low, intermediate or high risk patient. Low risk = no chemo, high risk=chemo, intermediate= we'll discuss it. So Arimidex and radiation are on hold while I wait the 2 weeks for the results.
So in the mean time I'm back in physical therapy for my rotator cuff rehab, trying to improve my range of motion.
Main problem now is painful lumpy incisions. It feels like there's cardboard strips under the incisions and as I move the edges poke me. Medical oncologist told me today it'll feel a lot better in a month, but will take several months to disappear all together. I've been taking extra strenth tylenol. Anyone found anything else helpful?