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How long is recovery after breast cancer surgery?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2007
    I had a mastectomy with 5 sentinal nodes removed. I was up doing fairly normal things the second day after my surgery. I never had one bit of pain... now I know this isn't probably the normal way a woman feels but that was the way for me. No pain medication at all. I was out cleaning my horse paddocks (scooping) a week afterwards. I felt some tightness which got better quickly. I never had any restriction in range of motion in my shoulder or arm. My surgeon was a young woman who specialized in breast cancer surgery. I chose her very carefully.... same thing with the anesthesiologist.... very carefully chosen. When I woke up after the surgery, I was wide awake, with no feeling of grogginess, and never had any nausea. I had to stay overnight in the hospital and that is where the nightmare happened. I might as well have been in a 3rd world country. Thankfully, my husband stayed overnight with me or I would have had no food and no care.... Ask questions.
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    • Susan Green Profile
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      Sorry to hear about your ordeal, I went through basically the same. The dr. & anesthesiologists were great, the nurses and just about everybody else in the hospital were useless and even caused me more pain than I was already in. If it wasn' for...

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      Sorry to hear about your ordeal, I went through basically the same. The dr. & anesthesiologists were great, the nurses and just about everybody else in the hospital were useless and even caused me more pain than I was already in. If it wasn' for my husband being there, I don't know what I would have done! You were very lucky not to have any pain! It's been four weeks since my surgery and I still have some. Good luck to you in your recovery!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2007

      Susan, I really think your discomfort is the normal way it goes. For some reason, I was just really lucky, pure and simple. I am sorry to hear, about your hospital stay. If I had to do it all over again, I would write the director of the...

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      Susan, I really think your discomfort is the normal way it goes. For some reason, I was just really lucky, pure and simple. I am sorry to hear, about your hospital stay. If I had to do it all over again, I would write the director of the hospital and inform them of your experience. In many cases, they don't get to hear about what you endured. They need to know. Having spoken to a few hospital worker friends, it has been a matter of not enough people to take care of way too many patients. They are over-worked and under-staffed. I am really happy to hear you also had the support of your husband. He, literally, had to up-hook me from all my stuff.... except IV, to help be get to the bathroom. The nurse that did show up to take my vitals, didn't know how to empty my drain. My husband and I had to figure it out and tell her how we thought it should be done. I had no call button, no phone, no TV changer and never did hear how to get food. My husband had to go hunt down something to eat for both of us. This was at one of the biggest hospitals in Seattle. As you can see, I am still cranky about the experience. You write a letter, gently telling the administration what you experienced. I hope from now on you will make quick progress in your healing. Take care, Susan and thanks for writing. Sharon

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    • tammy b Profile
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      了解乳腺癌

      I had surgery a week ago. I had rt breast mastectomy and lymph nodes removed. I feel pretty good but still have some pain and still have drains. I can't wait to get them out !

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    • JoAnn Tripp Profile
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      Stage 2A 病人

      Every woman is differant. I had my surgery to remove both my double D's Feb. 9 2012 and I was like Sharon, no groggyness, no pain just swelling under my arms was my only discomfort. I had 4 drains but they all came out 2 weeks after. I feel fine...

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      Every woman is differant. I had my surgery to remove both my double D's Feb. 9 2012 and I was like Sharon, no groggyness, no pain just swelling under my arms was my only discomfort. I had 4 drains but they all came out 2 weeks after. I feel fine right now . I wish you the very best outcome for yours. I asked the Lord for comfort and he answered my prayers.

      over 7 years Flag

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