Thursday I got my second fill up. Like I said before ,it was pretty rough. Friday at dinner my husband noticed my right fore arm was slightly swollen, and I concurred. That is the side I had my lumpectomy and radiation before my mastectomy. Something is not kosher here.
Saturday and Sunday I stared to feel pressure and almost like a carpel tunnel feeling in my hand all the way up to my shoulder. First thing comes to mind…lymphadema! Crap! I don’t want to look like the elephant man. How can this be??? My sentinel node was removed two years ago!!! Then my mind goes to over drive. Its a blood clot, I just know it! Its gonna break off and go to my lungs and or heart and that will be it!! I’m convinced its a post op blood clot. Note to self…
YOU DUMMY!! STOP READING WEB MD,YOU ARE NOT A DOCTOR NOR DO YOU PLAY ONE ON TV!!! AND NO, YOU DID NOT STAY AT A HOLIDAY INN LAST NIGHT!!
So I figured I better call my plastic surgeon. He believed since it didn’t look like (elephantiasis, my words not his) and I’m not in excruciating pain, its more then likely lymphademia. Wrap it up, elevate it and call my oncology surgeon in the morning
I’m glad its not a ER visit. It just sucks for this to develop now. I know there is not much that can be done but lymphatic massage and compression.( maybe the massage will be relaxing????) Well maybe my swollen arm will take the attention away from the fact that I’m boobless lol! Gotta find some positive out of this 🙂