Asked by anonymousLearning About Breast Cancer
I was back at work the next week and exercising the next . I guess it depends on the surgeon, size of the lumpectomy , reaction to anesthesia, and pain tolerance. Good luck!3 comments 1
Dear A, My exercise regiment began with walking 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening. I was even able to do it most days during radiation(only 16 rads) if it wasn't too hot. DON'T do hot. It's painful. Not saying that this distance should be your measure-this is me. I practice ISHTA yoga...
Dear A, My exercise regiment began with walking 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening. I was even able to do it most days during radiation(only 16 rads) if it wasn't too hot. DON'T do hot. It's painful. Not saying that this distance should be your measure-this is me. I practice ISHTA yoga which is also gentle but can be as challenging as you choose it to be. It allowed me to stretch and loosen the tightness in and under my arm, across my chest, and down to my wrist. I would be shocked if you don't have that little burning that can streak down the arm and around the upper back: Cut nerves and lymph system trauma.The moment there is a hint of pain I can back off. I never push it. Learning to breathe through each motion allows me to ease into a deeper stretch each day. Glad to report I have full motion and can even do weight bearing postures without pain or weakness. It sounds like you're going to get it all going again. 99% is the want to and you've definitely got that. I'll call you Sparky. Don't let that spark of enthusiasm to get back the YOU you want to be go dim. :-D Jo
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