• SURGERY

    Asked by maryjane2006 on Monday, September 29, 2014

    SURGERY

    HAD MY LUMPECTOMY AND SENTINAL NODE BIOPSY. IS IT NORMAL TO BE NUMB. I AM IN PAIN NOT ALOT BUT ENEOUGH. BUT WHAT WORRIES ME IS WHERE I HAVE NO FEELING GOING UP AND DOWN MY ARM. AND I AM SO SICK I HAVENTBEEN ABLE TO HOLD DOWN ANYTHING SINCE FRIDAY. WHICH WAS SURGERY.

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    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      I too have had a lumpectomy/centinal node biopsy with 1 node removed. I came out of it with numbness on my breast around the affected area and in my armpit down the inside of my upper arm. I'm glad of it, for I might have been in a lot ore pain if that didn't happen; in fact, I only took the prescribed pain killers for a couple nights to ensure a peaceful sleep. When seeing my surgeon for follow up, the nurse told me the numbness is normal and goes away after a few months. Sometimes it doesnt' go away altogether, but it did ease up a little for me. HTH HUGS and God bless!

      about 6 years ago
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      ChildOfGod4570

      PS I'm so sorry to hear you aren'tholding down anyting very well; have you talked to your surgeon's nourse about that? When I had my port put in, I got sick thenext morning and called the nurse, who was very helpful! HUGS and God bless!

      about 6 years ago
    • Margcming's Avatar
      Margcming

      Yes, it's normal And the numbness will take awhile to subside.I still have a tiny bit of residual down the back of my arm- my surgery was in January. The feeling sick is probably from the anesthesia- it stays in your system awhile. hang in there- I finished my treatment (surgery, chemo, rads) at the end of July- I am still very achy when I get up in the morning, and get tired, but after the exeirience of chemo (I had a horrible time) I'll take it! You can get through this!

      about 6 years ago
    • MelanieIIB's Avatar
      MelanieIIB

      I would definitely call your surgeon's office. They may be able to give you something for the nausea, plus that is information they need to know. Some numbness is normal, but I would let them know. Only your surgeon knows exactly what he did and would be able to tell you if the amount of numbness you are feeling is normal.

      about 6 years ago
    • Misty's Avatar
      Misty

      I had my mastectomy in 2011 with lymph node removal. My numbness started to leave about 1 1/2 years later. I still have one spot on the back of my arm that has a strange feeling, but I think that's because the feeling is coming back. My arm did have strange sensations for about a week before some of the numbness subsided.

      It may take awhile for your numbness to subside, but it's normal to have it following lymph node removal/mastectomy.

      about 6 years ago
    • maryjane2006's Avatar
      maryjane2006

      TY

      about 6 years ago

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