• masectomy

    Asked by four321 on Friday, December 20, 2013

    masectomy

    i had macectomy in feb2012 and sept2012 my chest still feels very tight anyone else have this problem

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • Kmack927's Avatar
      Kmack927

      I had my mastectomy with tissue expander in Aug 2012 with expander put in place. That stupid thing is still in place 16 months later thanks to radiation destroying the tissue. I am waiting to have the DIEP surgery in late January or February. I feel tight all the time and have been in PT for 5 months now. A week ago my plastic surgeon took all the saline out of the expander to help relive some of my muscle tightness. It has helped a lot I am only taking a muscle relaxer about once a day rather than around the clock.

      almost 7 years ago
    • hikerchick's Avatar
      hikerchick

      Like Leepenn said, physical therapy is probably needed. I also did yoga, skin rolling and just as much major stretching as I could and as often as I could (2-3 times a day) without injuring myself. If I hadn't, I would have gone crazy with the feeling of dental floss being yanked around my chest and I would eventually have yanked back hard enough to really XXX up. Cocoa butter might assist also (pregnant women use it on their expanding bellies).

      almost 7 years ago
    • itsjustme736's Avatar
      itsjustme736

      Stay grease down with a good body cream

      almost 7 years ago

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