Feb 20, 2001 - 10:55 am
I have just had a modified rad. mastectomy with a reconstruction. I expect a report from a pathologist anytime. I don't know what my prognosis is at this time. But does anyone know if it is common to have parathesias(or abnormal sensations) immediately after surgery. I have what feel like electric shocks that come and go, under my arm. Is there anything that will alleviate this? My Dr. is concerned because I have not had an emotional breakdown about my cancer. But I have accepted it, and now just want to deal with each problem as they arrive. I have accepted that I may die, I only worry about my family and not myself. Am I really that abnormal? I have been a nurse for 25 years, so I have seen a lot of death, Am I in denial?