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I just had bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstruction. I am in so much pain but can't wait for all this to be over.

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 2 years
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  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You will start to notice each day that you are improving. 3 1/2 weeks post .im back to work and today helped my husband move furniture around somewhat . And I too can't wait to be done and get the plants. Prayers and good luck!!
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  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You will start to nitcr
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  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Did you get expanders at same te?
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    • kim sosa Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      yes got expanders at the same time of surgery.

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Kim. I had similar feeling...pain, frustration after my surgery. Now I have burns from the radiation. They are painful. I did all the creams and aloe vera but still my skin didn't tolerate it well. I'm waiting too for everything to be normal or a new normal. I'm finished with my treatments. Now I'm trying to recover and trust my body again. Each day seems like a baby step...progress is being made; just gotta be patient with yourself. Jayme
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    Survivor since 2012
    Please take your pain meds! :-(
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  • Katherine Ehrlich Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I know it sounds easier said than done but try to concentrate on relaxing...breathing.. Your body can heal more easily when it is relaxed. Even if it's just a LITTLE bit more relaxed than now. Pain meds help. Meditating helps. Close your eyes and concentrate on one part of your body at a time...picture that part of your body-- envision the tissue and muscles relaxing. Slowly work from either head to toe or vice versa. When you get to your chest..WILL IT TO GET BETTER. WILL IT TO HEAL. PICTURE YOURSELF FEELING GREAT, PUTTING ON A SHIRT AND NOTICING HOW GREAT YOU LOOK. Picture yourself smiling and laughing and being with friends. Our minds are very, very powerful. You can do this. You can help yourself. Your body will believe what you tell it. But you have to believe. I know you can do this. No need to rush. Everyone takes a different amount of time to heal. And you will be fine. Just breathe. Know that we are here. Know that others that have gone before you are sending you peace and healing love. Patience is the most difficult challenge in fighting. You can do this Kim!!
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    If you have pain meds take them as Jo said. If you still have expanders, then the implants that you get will be much more comfortable. The pain really does get better, and it is worth the trouble. It is a really hard road, but you can do it. You have a lot of "sisters" here who are on your side.
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  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Sorry.... At same time?
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  • liz ellis Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction a little over 3 weeks ago. It's amazing how much better the pain gets each week. The first week I felt like I would never feel good again. Now I only take Motrin and am feeling so much better. You will get there. It is a long crappy road, but worth it in the end. Take your pain meds and rest, rest, rest. Good luck to you.
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