Well since going swimming (swam 12 foot, breast stroke........ slowly) I have been suffering. Later that day I was a passenger in the car and the pain from my breast, was UNBEARABLE!!!! It felt like someone had opened up my chest and stuck a blender in there... no amount of pain killers I had were strong enough or quick enough. Laying still helped but then the pain keeps coming back if I sit longer than 5 minutes, stand, lay down. I’ve been and got stronger pain relief off my GP, and my nurse said that it may be a combination of anaesthetic wearing off to that area and the fact that I put the chest area under pressure and increased the blood flow.
I really feel worse now (5 weeks post op from first operation and 3 weeks post op from 2nd operation) I’m more tired, weaker and in ALOT more pain even with regular increased medication!
Is this normal? When will it feel better? I am really struggling with pain!
I’m worried as I start chemotherapy on Wednesday.