IMO I would wait till it heals more. Take it slow. Did your doctor tell you what exercises to do at home? What did he say about
I told my physical therapist to push me hard when I had my surgery as I thought I was going back to work soon. I did a lot of lifting in my job. I wasn't long during therapy that my back of the shoulder blade started to swell. I still worked hard and soon had lymphedema in right arm and both sides under arms. Are you seeing a physical therapist? That may be a good idea, one that knows about
lymphedema. Also one that is qualified as a lymphedema massage therapist. The massage is very gentle so you want someone who has studied to learn the technique.
I would definately take is slow, but that is just my opinion.
Hope it all goes well!!!
It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross