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Having pretty severe muscle spasms after my last expansion in my tissue expander. Anyone else experience that? Been doing pr for my right arm (had lymph nodes removed) and taking Neurontin and Lortab for pain.

Becky G Profile
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Stage 2A Patient almost 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Becky. So sorry to hear about the muscle spasms. :(. I haven't had reconstruction yet so I can't relate in that aspect but I am going through PT right now. I've had a lot of mobility issues with my right arm (also had lymph nodes removed). It's been tough but therapy has helped so much! She does a lot of soft tissue massage on top of the exercises. So that really helps!!!
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  • Donna Gray Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Yes it is very common. I also had some chest pain and upper back pain. There is a lot of stretching taking place. You will have so much relief when you get implants. Hang in there it does get better.
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  • Donna Gray Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Yes it is very common. I also had some chest pain and upper back pain. There is a lot of stretching taking place. You will have so much relief when you get implants. Hang in there it does get better.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Becky. I'm scheduled to have a lumpectomy along with an auxillary node dissection. Do you have any suggestions that would be helpful for the node dissection? It would be great if you did. Thanks
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Jayme,
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  • Becky G Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Meant pt (physical therapy) for my arm.
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  • Becky G Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Jayme, I would suggest moving your arm around as much as you can. Get a compression sleeve (get a rx from your surgeon) and wear it when you feel like your arm is at risk for swelling. Get rest and take your meds, but be careful, you don't want to get hooked. A little pain is good. It lets you know you're still alive!!! Remember attitude is everything. Oh and get physical therapy for your arm if your not getting mobility back within 3 or 4 weeks. Take care and hope everything goes well!
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks so much Becky. Does your arm get stiff after the surgery? Did u have an on-Q-painball after surgery?

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    • teri contant Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Quick note. I am at MD Anderson pain clinic. You will have pain and it will get better. Take the meds. Dr. Referred to studies that it is extremely rare that cancer pain patients will get addicted. Keep your chin up- it does get better.

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