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I have an ongoing issue with lymphedema in my arm and, more importantly, a saroma formed in my breast. They have drained it six times, but won't drain it anymore. Now I am in radiation, and the saroma got infected.
So...there is now talk of mastectomy. My primary question is I have a huge fear of this happening in the other breast. I have neuropathy in my legs and arms, and the medication I take to avoid BC may be the cause of the excruciating pain in my legs. I have gone from working full time to maybe 10 hours a week==I physically can't do any more than that. (My job is also now at risk)
So...if I get a mastectomy, am I completely insane for wanting to do a double mastectomy to not have the fear of recurrance and to feel less risk in going off of the Tomoxifin?
It seems like I went through a whole lot for nothing at this point. I never expected the lovely plethora of side effects...my brain wants to do things, but my body won't let me.