Had lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy 5 weeks ago now. My biopsy wound healed what seems like ages ago, but the breast wound is taking its time. I still have swelling and tenderness in my armpit (left side) and intermittent occasional pain from the breast wound (which is partly healed but other bits are very stubborn!). I really don't know why but I am feeling guilty for not being at work, rather a fraud in fact. However I don't feel ready to face work colleages or the pressure of busy day to day work. I can't start my treatment yet as I am not fully healed and don't feel ready for work as I have days when I feel terrible for no reason. Work are absolutely fine and are putting someone temporarily in my place as the team are very busy. My current sick note runs out at the beginning of July when I am due to have leave anyway, by which time I could be having my treatment (hopefully!). Has anyone else felt like this or is it just me?
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