Feb 05, 2010 - 1:00 am
okay I admit I wasn't sure what to expect after lymph node removal. I had 10 lymph nodes removed, 4 were positive, during surgery 4 weeks ago. My arm has been rather sore, feels bruised all the way down the underside to my elbow and since yesterday it moved even further down into the underside of my forearm just below the elbow. It isnt' swollen so I didn't think it to be lymphedema. The muscles on back just below my armpit also feel bruised.
I have up until now just assumed that this is because of the lymph node removal and it will take time to feel better however it has made no improvement since surgery. Is this all normal? How long has it taken for any of you to recover from the lymph node removal, actually for the pain to go away or is this just a condition to deal with?
Also when any of you have this kind of problem or problems with lymphedema who do you see? The breast surgeon?
Thanks for the support.