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Feb 14, 2017 12:32PM
A couple thoughts because I have faced similar circumstances.
1. I had both carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery after SNB. These were on affected side. They did not use a tourniquet for surgery, like they sometimes do; they just cauterized as needed. IV nad BP cuff were on other arm.
2. I had carpal tunnel surgery on non affected side on a different day. They did BP and IV in leg at my request/insistence. These are things I discussed with teh surgeon in my preop visit so she could prepare accordingly and so the OR staff would be aware.
3. Since that time, I had a recurrence and 13 nodes removed. I developed numbess about a year after radiation and doc ordered an EMG. The dc performing the EMG is not one I'd ever return to, and I learned later that his license was just recently reinstated. I did develop some lymphedema after this. I am not sure if it was the EMG, the way he did the MEG, or if it was from increased activity. I'll never know.
8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right
9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC)
2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal
3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol)
8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall