I am glad to know that your lymph nodes were not affected. That’s good news!
It's not unusual to feel discomfort after a lumpectomy. As nerves regrow, you may feel pain such as you have described. The hardness could be due to scar tissue that will slowly be absorbed into the body.
Acetaminophen, usually can address the pain related to nerve injury. Ice packs are usually applied for only a day or two after you return home from the hospital.
Wearing a good supportive bra, applying “warm compresses” and massaging the breast gently,can help in the healing process. But please, just to make sure, call your Doctor and ask if the remedies I mentioned above is recommended for you okay?
Best wishes and good luck !
Thank you, I will definitely switch from ice to the heat and checked with the Dr regarding the rest.
Glad to hear your surgery is over and there was no invasion into the lymph system.
I believe that after only 23 days post op you are really rushing things as far as your breast feeling normal. Healing takes much longer than that in the tissues beneath the skin. Follow that GREAT advice from "zouzi" and ck. with your Surgeon about any other measures to lessen your discomfort. Regards ....