Pain from Latissimus Dorsi Flap Surgery
I would like to correspond with someone who has lived the nightmare of chronic pain after this type of reconstructive surgery.
I had a complete mastectomy 12/14/10 and have been living a horrible nightmare. There is not enough space or emotional energy to provide all of the details here, but I will provide a few deails...I developed a seroma and was adhesed to my rib cage. This required a second surgery on 5/9/11. After 15 months of physical therapy, an active stretching program, pain medications, a swimming program with PT, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, massage, and more, I continue to have unrelenting pain. Neurontin has caused tinnitus. I am now using Lidoderm patches. I may never be able to return to the active lifestyle that I enjoyed previous to all of this. I have returned to work part-time, but that took 9 months to accomplish. There is more! I want to connect with other survivors who have endured!!! I am excited to be on this website!