DIEP and arm veins

Anyone else out there fall into the 1% with me that needs a vein grafted from the forearm because the tummy veins are not good enough?  I had my surgery on 13 April and recovering ok apart from side effects from one of the drugs.  But my forearm is a bit numb and firm to the touch.  I wondered if anyone else had had this experience and whether there are any tips for easing the recovery?  Plastic surgeon assures me that I will get full movement in the arm.  I’ve left a message for the PS nurse and I am back at the clinic on Friday, but any advice in the meantime would be appreciated!

Hello Morrisbird

Whilst waiting for support and shared experiences from your fellow users maybe you would like to call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000 and talk to one of our staff who are there to offer support and practical information.  Lines are open Monday to Friday 9-5 and Saturday10-2.

Best wishes

June, moderator