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Posted by Mary in NY on February 4, 2016, 9:59 pm, in reply to "surgery"
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If it's just the lumpectomy, you may feel fine in a matter of days. If they take a lot of lymph nodes, then you'll have a drain, and that takes longer. I had a rather large lumpectomy and all nodes removed with a drain, and I never had to take a pain pill nor did I use ice. In fact, when the visiting nurse came to see me the next day, and I was dressed and invited her in for tea, she asked me where the patient was!!! I'm sure you'll do very well with this.
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