Infection after bilateral mastectomy
I had a bilateral mastectomy on May 31st and wow that totally sucked. Really underestimated the pain involved. Anyways I have a 6 month old baby which I had lined up family and friends to come over and help me with lifting and carrying her and such. It was so hard to not hold her like I have since she was born. I will admit i picked her up a couple times in the first 2 weeks once I could move without crying. My visiting nurse noticed some redness on my left side which is the cancer side just below my incision. I was put on another antibiotic since I was already on one since the surgery. It has progressively spread and is now at the point where fluid is accumulated. I am now picking her up all the time now and don't have much of choice. It is so uncomfortable and I just want it fixed. I feel like the antibiotics clearly are not doing anything. I have a recheck with ps next week. Had anyone experienced this before? It's red,swollen and warm to touch. I have not felt ill or sick at all. No fever.