| | Pain under armpit-Need relief after Mastectomy!!
On Nov 11 I had a mammogram, two weeks later I had a mastectomy. I start chemo in Jan. To say the least it has been a wirl wind?!?! I am 40 years old and the Mother of 4, grandmother of 1. I have always done well with pain (no medication during any child birth), but after the mastectomy I have had pain that runs up my arm into my arm pit, this is non stop. The doc says it is normal due to nerves around lymph nodes that were removed. My question is does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this numbness, pain to let up. I have been on 3 different pain pills. Nothing seems to help. Also, does any one have any idea how long this last????