Survivor since 2011
During my breast conservation surgery in April I lost 14 nodes and that recovery was longer than the mastectomy with expander I eventually had in May. My doctor told me that losing the nodes is the most painful part of any surgery. I also wanted to get back to running, but I was smart about it and didn't start until I had no pain. I found yoga and gentle stretching helped ease the tightness in the area, and, like you, as I started to regain spotty feeling I felt more sore and tender in the area, which I tried to look at as a good thing because I could feel! Good luck!