When I had my breast cancer surgery, I had one tiny microscopic positive lymph node. Because of that, and my history of cancer, I had all my lymph nodes removed under my left arm and now have lymphedema.
However I got the standard treatment at the time so I shouldn't be cranky about this. But it does irk me. I mean seriously irk me. How-could-they-not-know-they-were-going-to-cause-me-life-long-issues-as-a-side-effect-of-an-unnecessary-surgery? THIS-DRIVES-ME-CRAZY!
Okay, deep breath. I think I got that out of me. For now.
But seriously, I know medical research is there to teach us new things that give us progress in treatment and advancement for future patients but I hate to find out what I had was not needed. It then makes me wonder how much else of my past treatments were not so good as well. They were all done with the best of intentions, at the time. Damn-it-all! (See not quite.)