Lumpectomy - 2xSurvivor

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (10 Experiences)

I am a wimp when it comes to pain, but I experienced so little pain from the surgery that I never took a single dose of the Vicodin that my doctor had prescribed for me.

What amazed me most was how soon I was able to get my arm up over my head. Friends who had undergone similar surgeries--including a slim, healthy dance instructor in her thirties--had told me that it took them anywhere from six to eight weeks to do so. It took me only six days! As soon as my stitches were removed, my range of motion returned. That very night, I was out doing Karaoke. The next day I was driving over an hour each way for a Christmas get-together alone, and thirteen days post-surgery I attended a New Year's Eve dance and danced the night away. God is so good!

Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree

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