Nov 10, 2012 - 12:36 am
I had breast cancer of the right breast eight years ago. I had a Lumpectomy and three lympth nodes removed. There was cancer in one of them. I was told to Never have blood drawn, or blood pressure taken on my right arm again.
Now eight years later I am set up to have a Fistula put in my arm for dialysis. The surgeon wants to put it in my left arm which would mean that I have no arms available for blood work or blood pressure readings. He claimed that I can now start having that done in my right arm..... that I was only 'not suppose' to use the right arm "while it was healing". I told him I was "sure" they said not to use it for the rest of my life.
Now not only am I scared to death of the surgery but also am worried sick about letting them use my right arm in the future.....
I am going to call my Oncologist Monday morning to straighten this out but it is going to be a long weekend.....
Any thoughts would be appreciated!