It's official. I have Axillary Web Syndrome. I have a cord in my left armpit. I can feel it and see it now if I hold my arm up a certain way. It feels very strange like tiny ropes being pulled in my arm and armpit. It is the result of some of the vessels being damaged during the sentinel node biopsy. (Sentinel Node Biopsy was the biggest set back of surgery day for which I received the bill of $588 for yesterday--I wonder if they took anything off for waiting over 2 hours for a five minute injection.) The lymphatic system has been disrupted and now it's trying to restructure itself to find a way for the lymph to drain. Here's a picture of someone much skinnier than me. Luckily I have some meat on my bones and mine doesn't stick out like this.
As much of a pain as this is, my motto is . . . it's better than cancer.