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Forum: Living Without Reconstruction After a Mastectomy — Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019 02:04PM

KelleyD wrote:

I am almost two weeks out from my Dx mastectomy and I am having a lot of sternum pain. It is tender to the touch and aches constantly. I see the surgeon on Thursday and will be bringing it up, but was curious if anyone else had experienced the same thing.

Thank you.

Dx 9/13/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/30/2019 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Nov 11, 2019 02:41PM Yogatyme wrote:

Kelley, I, too, had sternum pain post BMX (8/13/19) as well as rib pain in area where drains were. Both are better but not completely resolved. It seems to come and go, probably secondary to activity and nerves “waking up”. I don’t think it’s anything worrisome but I would certainly ask the doc about it.


Yogatyme Surgery 3/3/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Nov 12, 2019 11:55AM KelleyD wrote:

Thank you. I figured that it is pretty common, but boy is it annoying.

Dx 9/13/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/30/2019 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Nov 12, 2019 12:16PM 2019whatayear wrote:

Same here , was much better w/in 8 weeks

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Nov 14, 2019 03:06PM KelleyD wrote:

Thank you replying. I’m glad to know from others that it does improve.

Dx 9/13/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/30/2019 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Dec 10, 2019 04:15AM Soulsmile25 wrote:

I have the same thing. Sore and it’s so tender to the touch. I’m 3 weeks post DIEP.

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