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It has been 3 weeks since I had a masectomy on my right breast. Diagnosis Stage 2A Grade 1 invasive intraductal carcinoma. Is it normal for my incision to burn in places?

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Stage 2A Patient over 7 years
 
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    If there is no redness, fever, it may be that you are not stretching the chest and arm enough. It can become tight and feel like a burning sensation.
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  • Sheryl F Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    No fever or redness, looks pretty good. Will try stretching more. Thanks to all! Sometime I feel so alone in this. Cause no matter what family says it's not them going thru this.
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Sheryl,
      I am so grateful this site allows us to ~talk~ so we can help each other. It is a tough go of it and no one can understand like a ~sister~ can. I would say your burning comes from so many nerves being cut. It doesn't last forever. I...

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      Sheryl,
      I am so grateful this site allows us to ~talk~ so we can help each other. It is a tough go of it and no one can understand like a ~sister~ can. I would say your burning comes from so many nerves being cut. It doesn't last forever. I still have phantom pain and shocks that hit me at times. No big deal but on occasion. Hang in there, you are healing. Take care, Sharon

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    • Sheryl F Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thanks, it seems to be better today. My brain even told me in the middle of the night and I was half asleep, raise your arm and I did. Haha! Crazy things our mind will do! Seems I can't even turn it off in a sleep tho. Dr has put me on meds to...

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      Thanks, it seems to be better today. My brain even told me in the middle of the night and I was half asleep, raise your arm and I did. Haha! Crazy things our mind will do! Seems I can't even turn it off in a sleep tho. Dr has put me on meds to help with nerves and sleep. Seems like it all happened so fast I am just now actually processing everything. Finally cried like a crazy woman where as before was just having bursts of small tears. Now I realize I can do this, I can win, there are so many of us that have and this site proves that! We are a special group of women and men, who have come together to fight together. We are not alone! I felt that way till I found this place! Thank you for your answers. Prayers for all of us cancer warriors! We will win, we will find the finish line and win! :)

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  • Sheryl F Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Not yet, just took drain tube out last Friday. Started stretches Monday. Going back to surgeon on 18th. Be really glad to get rid of this surgical bra too. With all the modern technology seems like they could design something better. When meet with surgeon we will have oncologist appt set up by then. They all keep saying I am so lucky to found this early. But don't feel so lucky!
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    • Yashmira Devine Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Hi Sheryl,
      I was told if there was no fever then not to worry. I love my doctors but no one told me about stretching. I recently started to stretch because the soreness is really bad in the mornings. I'm a stage 1 but decided to have bilateral...

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      Hi Sheryl,
      I was told if there was no fever then not to worry. I love my doctors but no one told me about stretching. I recently started to stretch because the soreness is really bad in the mornings. I'm a stage 1 but decided to have bilateral mastectomy. Lumpectomy was not an option because the original DCIS was sprinkled like salt All over my right breast. I was upgrade to stage 1 because by the time they opened me up it had become invasive. I'm sorry you have to do chemo. I wish you the best. And I also feel the same you do, I don't feel so lucky either. Feel better and get lots of rest.

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    • Sheryl F Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thanks sweetie, Prayers for you too! Have been stretching and it does help!

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  • Elaine Mills Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    It is probably nerve pain. I am several weeks out of my last surgery and still have those times where it pinches and burns. I did find that stretching eventually helped some. Time is the only thing that can heal nerve damage.
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  • Sheryl F Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Thanks all, no one I know in family or friends has went through this. It is scarey and I have been reading everything I can get my eyes on. Dr has given me an 80% chance of beating this but when your going through it into the unknown it can all be over whelming. It all happened within a 3 day period! Found lump on Tues, mammo n ultrasound on Wed, meet with surgeon on Thurs. Surgery on Monday! BOOM really no time to process just did it! The next week I fell apart. Getting better now tho. Think I got this covered kinda know what to expect and gonna kick cancer back to hell! Love this place, thank you all for all the posts and info! Will keep on reading here and post too! Love and prayers for all!
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  • Sheryl F Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Thank you Roz, will keep an eye on it really good n stretch.
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  • Roz Potenza Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I had burning sensations after my surgery, during the healing process. Just make sure you don't have an infection and if the pain is moderate to severe I would recommend you see your surgeon. Are you having any follow up treatments like chemo or radiation?
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    • Sheryl F Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Hey Roz, how are you today? Me, we are moving right along. See surgeon on 18th for last follow up then oncologist on 25th for labs and meet with him. My nurse told me he is a very aggressive dr so I am in good hands. Still little spooked bout the...

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      Hey Roz, how are you today? Me, we are moving right along. See surgeon on 18th for last follow up then oncologist on 25th for labs and meet with him. My nurse told me he is a very aggressive dr so I am in good hands. Still little spooked bout the chemo and all but with strong women like you on my side, we gonna kick this cancers butt! I am having great day. Glad they are taking care of this so fast! I figured it would be Nov before they done anything. But guess not! :) prayers and power hugs to you and all breast cancer warriors!

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  • Sheryl F Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    We will probably be doing chemo and hormone therapy. Surgeon did say it was slow growing non-aggressive so I guess thats good. Only 1 node involved and lump was 1.1x1.6x1.1 centimeters.
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