Pain side post mastectomy and Radiaton. Any suggestions?
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Pain after mastectomy and radiation
I am glad to hear that you have good range of motion and no signs of lymphedema! It sounds like you are still very early on in the process and still have more to do. The good news is that most patients feel that implants are more comfortable than expanders and that there is usually a bit of improvement after they are placed. More than likely much of your discomfort will get better in time and with your final implants, but it can also get a little worse before it gets better. Two steps forward, one step back, as they say. Shooting pains are common as nerves necessarily traumatized by surgery wake up and healing tissue can tighten for a few months before it relaxes later in the healing process. If it changes, let your doctor know - but if it is manageable as you say, I have high hopes for your recovery. if there is an increase or if it lasts longer than a year after recovery, there are other options to consider as well.
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