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I'm 8 months post mastectomy, my arm and shouder are still very stiff on that side, any one has the same experience ?

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Survivor since 2012 almost 7 years
 
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    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2012
    I know you girls that have had a mastectomy have a real chore when it comes to finding exercises to keep stiffness at bay. I only had a partial mastectomy in April and I have to stretch everyday to get relief. Xmas has been tough finding the time and I'm paying now. Was about to hit the floor for some stretch time when I read this post. Don't give up the fight to stay loose. :-) Jo
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    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Sounds like you need to see a Lymphedema therapist to help with your range of motion. I know some women also get frozen shoulder also.
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    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    Go to physical therapy. I loved it! I have actually been stiffening up the past week or so (holiday stress?) and have been considering calling again for a session. It was awesome massage and stretching for 30 minutes! It was a good release and it was a good kind of hurt. I had a mastectomy on one side in May, so I am almost 8 months out as well. Unfortunately, it'll be a side effect for life, most likely. Get in touch with a PT who specializes in lymphedema and you'll feel so much better.
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    乳癌幸存者从 2012
    Thank you Blair. I'll contact my PCP
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    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2012
    Thank you very much for your reponses. Now I know it's a common problem for most of us and best solution is stretching/physical therapy. Wish you all a New Year filled with good news..
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