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Sep 24, 2011 09:17AM
, edited Sep 24, 2011 09:19AM
I took the prescription meds for just one day...they made me feel worse than the surgery. However, at almost seven weeks, I still have some soreness and pain, especially at night, so I'm taking extra-strength tylenol pretty regularly before bed. Not much during the day, but every now and then, I need it. The pain changes...as some things get better, like the feeling starts coming back to an area, you realize it was probably hurting all along, but you simply didn't notice.
I have pretty good pain tolerance, so I think it justs takes some time to recover. My doctor says 12 weeks.
1/2002, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
7/1/2011, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
3/30/2015, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/10 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
03/30/2015 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my right breast
04/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol): Adriamycin and Cytoxan, plus Taxol
Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection)
Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my left breast