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Posted on: Apr 3, 2018 05:18PM

Crosbyfan1987 wrote:

anyone on here have this?

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Apr 3, 2018 06:41PM Denise-G wrote:

My sister had a frozen shoulder after Lumpectomy and lymph node removal.

She had to go to physical therapy which really helped her.

www.denise4health.info my BC Blog with over 200 informative posts - stop by and say hello! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 11/23/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/27/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/28/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 4, 2018 02:02AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

I have had it several times and physical therapy helped get rid of it.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/16/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 17, 2018 09:27PM - edited Apr 17, 2018 09:28PM by Icietla

Yes. Two.

Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/2018, ILC, Stage IV
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Apr 18, 2018 08:29AM TWills wrote:

Yes, severe frozen shoulder at that. I had what’s called manual manipulation surgery. No cutting but the orthopedic surgeon under anesthesia manipulated my shoulder around breaking up all of the “stuff” that causes the shoulder to stiffen up or freeze. PT for frozen shoulder can take a while to work and I was in a time constraint because I was about to have my reconstruction surgery, so I opted for the manipulation surgery. Woke up with 95% of my mobility back and was able to get my arm in position for the reconstruction surgery and started PT as soon as I was healed enough so it wouldn’t freeze again. Basically it’s like doing months of PT all at once and while asleep. I think for severe frozen shoulders it’s a great option. I’ve been told over and over that it’s very common to have shoulder issues after any type of surgery to the breasts/chest. Good luck, hope you get some relief!

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/9/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/30/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 9, 2018 09:35PM - edited Aug 10, 2018 12:56PM by LillyDuff

Yep. Slowly my shoulder began to get stiff over the months following surgery and Radiation Therapy. I went to PT for a month and it seemed to be resolved. Then, within two months, worse than before despite continuing the recommended exercises at home. After consulting with the RO, MO, and BS regarding my shoulder issues as well as a seroma in the axilla, I was finally sent to an Orthopedic surgeon who plans to do the manipulation soon. Frozen shoulder is very painful and can take a while to diagnose. MRI is the best to demonstrate the fluid around the shoulder joint. (My insurance kept declining the authorization so it was a lot of waiting.) If I knew I would end up having the manipulation in the end, I would have skipped right to the Orthopedic surgeon first but didn't know what I was dealing with. I'm nine months out from surgery and six months out from completing Radiation Therapy if this helps anyone as far as a timeline. I'm nervous about the procedure as it seems like a stone age technique, but if it works, so be it!

P.S. My stats below are incomplete. I keep trying to add and edit, but for some reason the system doesn't save. I completed one year of Herceptin, six treatments of Perjeta and six treatments of chemo., so TCHP in addition to a BMX and SNL and Radiation Therapy. The rest seems to be listed.


Dx 4/25/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 11/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 9, 2018 10:20PM - edited Aug 9, 2018 10:20PM by voraciousreader

i wish you well! I had the procedure too and it worked like a charm. Before the procedure, I dreaded sleeptime! The thought of lying down almost brought me to tears! It was THAT painful. I also had bone spurs, so I didn't have too much trouble getting insurance approval. Keep us posted..

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Aug 10, 2018 08:41AM TWills wrote:

I am so happy with my results from my manual manipulation. It felt better immediately!

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/9/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/30/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 10, 2018 04:32PM - edited Aug 10, 2018 04:33PM by voraciousreader


Yay! Yep! Immediately

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Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)

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