Hi...I need to get some ideas on coping after mastectomy. I had a bilateral mx with 13 nodes removed. Prior to this I had 3 rounds of FEC to shrink my large lymph node. Best news...a necrotic lymph node with no sign of cells in other lymph nodes and the surgeon could not feel or find the 4cm lump in my breast once removed. Has this happened to anyone else in here at all? Of course I am completely overjoyed by this news.