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Topic: TE Pain

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2020 09:36AM - edited Jun 2, 2020 09:38AM by HH25

HH25 wrote:

Hi, Everyone!

I'm 2 weeks out from my surgery. Dumb question, is it normal to have a lot of chest pain one day and very little the next? I'm hoping to get my drains out this Thursday and hopefully that will help?

Hope everyone has a great day!

Dx 1/2/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/29/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 5/18/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 5/19/2020, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery
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Jun 2, 2020 02:44PM MinusTwo wrote:

HH25 - check out the "exchange" thread. Sorry to say - Yes, it's common to have pain with TEs for all the months they are in. Don't let them fill too fast. And you can have them remove some fluid if the volume is painful.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jun 2, 2020 06:08PM LiveLoveLaugh2020 wrote:

HH25 unfortunately it’s common. I had pain almost the entire time I had my expanders. And random chest pains, sensations, pain in general. Once those drains are removed it will feel a lot better! I hope you feel better soon!

DCIS Dx @ 34 - Bil NSM 09/2019 - Bil implant exchange with FG 01/2020.

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