Just wanted to let you know a little of my experience. I went in at 7:30 for the SNB and lumpectomy, I was able to leave at 4:30. Like Lori said the SNB was painful but over so fast that it was not bad. My insision is about 4 inches long, my tumor was 4 cm. I was told to bring a tight fitting sports bra that snaps in front and I did but didnt wear it until the next day. I wore it for several days after but had very little pain. The insisions were not bad at all. I guess I was lucky to heal fast and not have too much pain, getting comfortable to sleep was tough the first couple nights. Anyway good luck to you.
My surgery went easily as well and am glad that yours did too. Im a little sore today but not bad at all. I agree with the snb thing, a little painful at first but only momentarily. I was home around 4 pm also.
will keep you in my thoughts
Im feeling better than I thought I would...rested most of Thursday and Friday and am ready to do something today, just not sure exactly what yet...
Im trying to figure out if I can take the bandages off, they are really small and the clear tape stuff they used to cover them so I can shower is itching like crazy.
How are you?
That is what I thought I understood too, but obviously I thought wrong, but he did reassure me that the test results will be back for my appt Tuesday and he will be able to fill in many more of the gaps for me then.
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by the way, the surgeon did tell me that there have only been twice in his 15 years of doing breast that he has had ever had to re-do surgery for further node removal so I guess that is a plus in my favor too.