Sentinel lymph node biopsy - Booprim

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on October 15, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

For me the lymph node removal was more tender than the lumpectomy. My sister in law made me a little pillow to put in my arm pit so my arm wouldn't brush against the incision and swelling. I used it most at night. I felt my arm swelled up from water/lymph drainage, but not that noticiably. When I went back to work I noticed I didn't like to swing my arms when I walked normally. It was more comfortable to walk with my hand in a pocket or resting on the small of my back with my elbow out so I wouldn't irritate the incision. It wasn't that big of an impact to daily life, I just had to adjust.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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