After the axillary node dissection I didn't have full use of my right hand and right arm. Initially there was some pain with movement, and later on it was a matter of just not being able to do everything. That has pretty much completely come back. And, for the first ten days or so, there was a drain which we had to pump everyday to get fluid out so fluid wouldn't accumulate. I went to the gym about a week later and was on the way home and I felt a little pop and I looked down and I was draining a lot of fluid all of a sudden. The surgeon had said that a number of women do get what are called seromas that are just an accumulation of fluid. I wasn't particularly panicked, but I did call the surgeon and tell him and he said that's fine.