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Oh no, I’m only 2weeks post mx and reconstruction, and am finding the pain and strange sensation under my arm the most problematic of it all, I am trying to exercise but it feels so tight! I was hoping it would improve slowly but 12 months 😩xx hope yours improves soon xx
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a year post op and my under arm and around that area is still numb and i need to do exercises every day or it stiffens up. dont think i will ever be normal again x

 

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Thanks Helena x
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Janemc

 

Oh that is good news on all fronts so onwards and upwards now.  It may take a bit of time but everything does settle down.

 

Have a wonderful New Year and all the very best for 2018

 

Helena xxx

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Hi yes my surgeon confirmed, the ‘electrical ‘ pain is normal and it is the nerves waking up so to speak, glad you’ve said on here it dies down, and that the numb feeling under the arm goes eventually!
My surgeon confirmed that the mx had cleared ALL the cancer and that the nodes were clear, so no further treatment just hormone tablet for 10 years!
The relief was incredible! Obviously the op to get over but emotionally feeling a 1000 times better x
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Yes thats exactly the same as what I get pain wise my arm is driving me bonkers. Tried to lie on my side last night and just got more pain under my arm so feet in the air it is for a while longer anyway - I am just surronded by pillows - my other half is on the couch as he can't fit in the bed I've got that many cushions on it.

 

Hope you get some answers.

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Jane

 

For several weeks even a couple of months if I recall, I could not feel under my arm, I would only know I was putting on my deoderant because I could see myself doing it, but I could not feel the skin, it does come back in time.

 

I know it is difficult but try not to worry too much about the pain and it is good that you are seeing your surgeon today so that you can check it out with them. 

 

Even with the WLE I struggled as I sleep on my right side and that was the side I had my op, and then when I slept on my left side I would ache in the morning until I got used to it, oh the joy of being able to sleep properly was amazing and also the first time I was able to have a shower as I had non waterproof dressings on because I was allergic to the others 😞

 

Let us know how you get on xxx

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The pain under my arm and down it , is the most uncomfortable, feels numb, like it doesn’t belong to me , if that makes sense? , the shooting electrical pain which is quite intense! Hoping it’s the nerves waking up again 😩, seeing the surgeon today for the drain out and will ask about this, I’m still sleepy more or less upright, can’t wait to lie on my side 😂x
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I had my mx snb and recon on the 14th and still sleeping in a really odd position I am propped up with my arm raised slightly by a pillow and my legs also raised on a pillow or 2  - I usually sleep on my side so it's took me a good few nights to find somewhere near comfortabl and it definitely improved once the drain came out. . Pain wise it's getting manageable now though the area where they took the nodes is really sensitive so still on painkillers in the evening. Hope you are managing some sleep now. 

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Chrissy

 

Just wondering how you got on with your appointment today.

 

I hope they are able to help with the sleeping problem xxx

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Hi I had a left mx and SNB on 19th December, I have been sleeping, with the assistance of a V shaped pillow, more or less upright and found this works for me, I have pain under my arm and down my my arm, in fact more so than the op site itself, keep on top of painkillers even if you feel ok. I hope it resolves for you, tiredness on top of pain is draining! Good luck and best wishes x jane
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Thank you helena,

i have to see surgeon wed 9am so will ask him the question.

i have tried sitting up , lying down, sitting forward everything except standing on my head ! Being tired doesn’t help.

thankyou for texting me on Christmas Day . I hope you have a lovely day xx

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Chrissy

 

Hello welcome to the forum and a very happy christmas to you as well.

 

I am not able to help you with the pain issue relating to your mx but I have bumped this up so that one of the ladies who has had one might come back to you.

 

I would suggest that you give your breast team a call on Wednesday and ask their advise.  Just a suggestion are you able to perhaps try to sleep in a more sitting up position to see if that helps, perhaps with more pillows behind you.

 

I do hope that you find relief from this pain.

 

I had a wle and snb and know that in terms of pain in the arm, I did experience quite a bit but it was to do with everything knitting back together again and the nerves repairing so that might be what you are experiencing.

 

Helena   xxx

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Hello my first time to forum. Merry Christmas Day to everyone.

 

i had right mast implant and SNB with chest drain and pico pump dressing. Have got triple negative breast cancer diagnosed 5th dec .

 

obviously I have pain, but when I sleep at night I get the most horrendous back pain all across my back. I’m on paracetamol and coedine taking regularly. I just can’t get comfortable have tried pillows pilled up and down x 

Did anyone else have this. Any suggestions as I’m really tired . During the day have pain in right arm and side. Xx