This operation can cause a lot of scarring. I had mine June 2016. Have been in a lot of pain since. Just started going to a chiropracter who is doing myofacial scar release and I think it is working.
The scar massage itself is a little painful, and it stays inflamed for a few days after, but I think things are loosening up and life is becoming bearable again! I am seeing her twice a week.
I had the thorcodorsal nerve cut, but I think it has regenerated--which aparently it can do--because the breast is hyperanimating again. I am going to speak to a surgeon about cutting it again.
I have been taking gabapentin since the surgery and that helps a lot, but you have to take it consistently and I am not used to popping so many pills. There is a new version of it called Gralise, a time relseased version which I plan to try. Also possibly Cymbalta, which can be used as a nerve blocker.
I would do a lot of other things before I would have this operation reversed. There could be a lot of complications from the reversal itself. I have looked up having it reversed and all the recon docs say it is not even possible.
Keep me posted on how you are getting on.
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