I am at the end of my wits and very depressed. I hope someone here can help me. I had invasive ductal carcinoma in my left breast. I am 49 years old. I opted for a double mastectomy with 13 lymph nodes removed (left side) 2 months ago and had tissue expanders put in. A month later (I wanted them out!) I had silicon implants (lowest size possible) 10 days ago. I have had major swelling and stiffness under both armpits since mastectomy. I feel like there are 2 tennis balls under my arms. I asked my breast surgeon about it and he told me it's normal, no fluid accumulation (just tissue) and it will take time to go down. This is very aggravating. I can't sleep because I have to sleep on my back (not a back sleeper). It is so stiff and u can actually see it through shirts. I have been doing excercises with no results. I just want to take a knife an cut myself open to relieve the pressure (no worries, I won't do that). At this point I want to call my plastic surgeon and tell him to take everything out and be flat chested, I really don't care anymore. Also, I feel like I have two big stones sittiing on my chest. Everything in so non-plyable. I don't want to keep taking meds as they r not working anymore and I don't want to get addicted.
PLEASE DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INSIGHT OR SUGGESTIONS BEFORE I IMPLODE! SERIOUSLY I JUST WANT TO CRY ALL THE TIME.
thanks in advance