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
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
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.
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
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.
Just wondering how you got on with your appointment today.
I hope they are able to help with the sleeping problem xxx
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
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.
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