I had IBC in 2012 into 2013, had 6 chemo, six week break, mastectomy, six week break then four weeks radio therapy, then ten months later corrective surgery which was done on top of the scar that is already giving me the same constant pain your mother was experiencing. I asked the surgeon who performed my last surgery about the pain and he said it would not go away after all this time. I find this easier to deal with as I have an honest answer. I too have the lymphoedema , which with help we are keeping to a minimum. Yes I still have the same pain especially when I have to wear a bra, by the evening it is unbearable. I am 50 years old. I dealt with the cancer and all the treatment remarkably, so I am told, but now, two years on I am struggling to get back to any kind of quality of life. I hope you have found some solution for your mother, then there is some hope for the rest of us without resorting to the strong painkillers which I take as one of,s when I am desperate as I know two young men who became addicted to them. I see the last reply you had was 5 years ago, you might not still be looking here but maybe this will help someone else.View Thread
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