ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM?

Hey Chemo buddies… or maybe I need to say Mastectomy buddies… I have a daily problem and I don’t know what its from. My right arm keeps falling asleep like while I am using it. It is asleep right now actually. Makes it really uncomfortable to type. I don’t know if it is from my lymph-nodes removed or my temporary expanders pressing on a nerve to make my arm go to sleep. I feel like my arm is about to fall off. Someone please tell me they have this same problem.

xoxo,

one armed heather

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5 Responses to ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM?

  1. Aunt Scott says:

    Haven’t had that problem but if it is a new symptom, just call your doctor and see what they think.

  2. Erica says:

    Hmm, I haven’t had this happen, but sometimes my hand(s) will go numb. It’s crazy how weird our bodies are anymore. Yeah, I’d just call the doc and ask.

  3. cheriluv says:

    My arms fall asleep all the time, on both sides. I think it’s the expanders, they are hard as a rock, and they must pinch blood flow.. I was told to watch for swelling on the lymph node side.. But it doesn’t hurt to ask your doctor. Hope it eases off.. Pins and needles suck.

  4. Wendy says:

    I don’t have the expanders, but I my lymph node arm does fall asleep, especially if I sleep on it. I have been working with PT that specializes in breast cancer patients and it has HELPED tremendously. No lymphademia or anything just weird sensations.

  5. Megan says:

    This happened to me after surgery. I just did the recommended physical therapy exercises, and it went away over time.

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