My favorite and most important person, My Mother, had breast cancer two years ago. She had a masectomy removing her left breast, which she also happens to be left handed.
My Mother is the kind of gal with an "S" on her chest for Superwoman, never complains and would never let you know that she can't do something. This past weekend, she came for a visit and I really noticed a drastic change in her. In every culture it is called 'PAIN'.
I noticed that she could not lift her arm high in the air anymore and couldn't do much lifting, she is 61 years old. Not as if I expected her to carry a couch over her back, don't get me wrong. It was a half gallon of milk that she was pouring for her grand daughter and she complained of pain in her chest area where the breast was removed. I was completely surprised by her pain.
Does anyone know what to do for the pain after a masectomy and are there any excersises that can be performed to rebuild that muscle?
Thanks for your insight.
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