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Hi Kip. I have been taking something to help me sleep, but I still wake very early. It is normal to remove several nodes, so don’t letworry about that. I kept the stockings on while I was mainly in bed, while the drains were in. Once they came out and I was able to dress and go out for a walk I took them off. So 3 or 4 days. If the weather is nice, sit outside and get some fresh air. DO NOT GOOGLE! Catch up with friends and family. I have found writing to people has kept me busy. It is a lost art. Look after yourself! Kxx
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Hi everyone, well after being so tired last night wen5 to bed earlier and couldn’t sleep at all, no pain just wide awake and fed up laying on my back, finallly got up and read at 2am,!  Oh well can sleep today.  Does anyon3 know how long u keep these stockings on for as I forgot to ask ?  I think I lay awake worrying ove4 th3 results and wondering why they took 3 nodes instead of just snb one, even tho bcn said not to read anything into it as they were just close by.  Mustn’t panic and jump to conclusions I guess,  bloody worry gremlins

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CDC never compare yourself to other people! This forum is great for mutual support and it is interesting to hear everyone’s progress but we are all different. I had a bad day yesterday after a brilliant week. Take it easy and look after yourself! Well done for getting checked out too. I am really bad at that and just struggle through. I am terrible at excepting I need help. Bloody cancer!!! Much love Kx
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Bridget we are all rooting for you! Good luck for tomorrow. Xxx
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Your post did make me smile Gill! Sometimes we just have to find the humour in our situations. Best of luck with the radiotherapy. Xx
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Wow!  That is absolutely amazing Kip. So glad surgery went well and you got to go home.  I’ve also found the arm exercises very helpful.  I have a much bigger range of movements six days on from my surgery and I think it’s because I’ve been doing them religiously.  BUT do take it easy.  After resting up for the past few days I felt really good yesterday morning and I went out to do my usual volunteering and think I must have overdone it.  Felt really groggy by the afternoon and pretty grim this morning.  I ended up needing a check up at the hospital today because I was light headed and my pulse was racing at 134bpm! Thankfully it came down after resting.  I was also checked for a wound infection but all looks ok.  The nurse just put on extra dressing.  I think I was worried other people seemed to be making better progress in their recovery than me but as my nurse said everyone is different.  Each body has to heal itself in its own time.  

Look after yourself or even better get everyone else to look after you!  Sending gentle hugs and good wishes. Xx

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And good luck to you Bridget. Think calming thoughts and take some angels in your pocket. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Big hugs Kx
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Kip so pleased to hear from you. It is amazing how you are able to go home so soon. Take it easy now. Big gentle hugs. Kx
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One other thing - blue boob. Still there and 5 weeks on my surgeon said with some it fades and disappears others it there for life. Have a feeling mine is the latter. But now have four black tattoo dots ready for rads to go with the blue so it’s dot to dot and finish at the blue dot 😂
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Hi kip. Just jumped in from April surgery and being nosey as us ladies do. Glad surgery went well and yes I agree nothing as bad as was expecting. Excersise are really important so keep doing them. I am still doing mine 3/4 times a day and I am 5 weeks post op and waiting g to start rads in June so a few weeks of feeling normalish. By week 3 I could do as much with my left arm as I could my right however I didn’t have a mastectomy but lumpectomy and snb. All fully healed and clean albeit boob is still tender and healing still. Well done and just rest and do the excercise.
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That is Brilliant Kip! Gentle hugs to you ...
Thank you so much for the early update, you don’t know how much you have helped this jittering idiot 😉 Nuking was as straightforward as everyone said, so, taking it a day at a time I plan to do as well as you tomorrow. oxo
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Oh and no blueness .... As yet

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Hi ladies, I'm done and home hooray.  Feel really good, no pain yet.  

Bridget, as everyone said it's not as bad as you think, although I was a wreck before hand.  Went to surgery at about .8.45 woke up at .12 and home at 3.15.  can't believe I feel so well, one drain but doesn't hurt at mo.  Dressing is justj one long plaster nothing drastic.  Had a look to make sure they had taken right one off.  Sentinel node taken and 2 more as close byR.  Results31st may.  Now just need to concentrate on those excercises.  Sending special hugs to you Bridget, hope nuclear was ok.

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Good luck today Kip xx
Yes ktk - yesterday was a lovely day. My Mum came down Monday to help out this week and we spent some of yesterday afternoon in my garden. Today is also looking overcast here.... But hopefully it will stay dry. Not too much housework for you though..... Make sure you rest up too.
We all need to keep ourselves strong 💪 and look after ourselves.
It's funny how this whole experience changes perceptives etc etc. I have always been someone who always puts others first, always checking everyone Ok and trying to make everyone else happy. Now....... well, although I do feel a bit selfish at times, I am doing what I want and need to do for me. It all just feels very odd.....
Pleased to hear cdc you are home and recovering well.
Take lots of care all xx
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Good to hear from you Jazza. Hope you have been resting up and enjoying the good weather. District nurse is coming in today to check my dressings. They are a bit itchy now! Looks like it’s a bit overcast so I might have to do some housework rather than sit in the garden reading!!!
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Good luck Kip! Wishing you all the best for today ❤️
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Hi all.
Just checking in to wish all those having surgery this week lots of luck.
I am recovering Ok. I have quite good movement but have been very tired and keep napping. Ktk - you were right....the drain removal was not as bad as I feared. Off to Gp tomorrow for a dressing and wound check.
Sounds like all those who have already had surgery are recovering well. Is anyone worried/concerned about what it looks like under the dressings. I am a bit scared.... I know I can use vitamin e cream to minimalise the scarring but I am a bit worried about how it all looks now.
Anyway.....keep strong ladies xx
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Best of luck with the surgery Kip.  Will be thinking of you tomorrow and sending positive vibes and gentle hugs.  xxx

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Thanks ktk I can see so little of anything at the mo as it’s all under wraps! Will be interesting to see what awaits when the tape etc is taken off during my results/follow up appointment. I’m also going to steer clear of deodorant for a bit as I had sentinel nodes removed on both sides.
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Good luck tomorrow Kip. We will all be thinking of you. Big hugs xx