I had a left breast masectomy, so I can't tell you about the length of pain you may have. BUT....under my arm I had alot of pain, and I am of Greek decent so I do have to use an anti persp.,(PEWWWWW) and since the doctors advised me not use use any kind of roll ons or spray, I took a very soft cloth and sprinkled a tiny bit of baby powder and placed it under my arm took a pain pill and the pain subsided. I took it out, & I continue to do it a few times a day... and it does help with the chafing sensation.
I do hope you feel better soon, and if not,....................... get better pain meds...don't be relucacnt to call the doctors.
take care and KNOW that HERE you are in a good place. It's where you need to be. I am about 6 weeks post op ( sept. 14, 2007) then expander on 10-9-2007. And I sincerely with all my heart do not know what I would do without the people here, those who understand ....who know.......and above all REALLY DO CARE! They have been where we are and understand when, even I don't understand my feelings........ so how can I expect my friends and family know. So my new friends here...... are now a part of my life and family.
Brain tumor 1981
Dx.Crohns disease 1996 no meds now due to breast canceer
bowel resecction 2001
Thyroid cancer 2001 tons of synthroid
breast cancer .....mastectomy 09-14-2007 waiting on chemo possibility
seizure disorder .....all my life. tegretol, keppra
LOTS OF LOVE & UNDERSTANDING