Feb 19, 2011 12:38PM JBinOK wrote:
I still had tremendous tenderness and pain on my lumpectomy side 12 months after my surgery; our bodies all heal differently, so it is impossible to know for sure how our tissue will respond.
12 months after my lumpectomy I had a recurrence in the same breast, so I ultimately ended up with a double mastectomy.
You had a double dose of surgery with your re-excision, so double the scar tissue. Only time will tell how much the pain will improve. But please remember: you must get MRIs in the future on the surgical side. Mammos cannot see through scar tissue, so residual or recurrent disease is often missed.