slick2 Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I had a mascectomy on 01-15-04. I also had a skin graft. I feel fine everywhere except my arm. The pain in my arm keeps me awake. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this?


  • hummingbyrd
    hummingbyrd Member Posts: 950 Member
    Where in the arm? Has it affected your range of motion? Does it burn, tingle, stab...? Is your arm swelling? Are you taking any meds for pain? Are you in physical therapy?
    Need more info and I'll try to help.
  • jeancmici
    jeancmici Member Posts: 665 Member
    1-15-04 is like yesterday in the cancer world.Do you have any oxycodone tablets. I have 5 mg tablets and find they work by about 45 minutes after taking one. it is safe to take to which will help your pain a lot and make you sleep too only because you will or ought to feel more comfortable - like being wrapped in a cosy warm blanket and painfree. How much better could that get???

    Of course, it a Rx pill - ask you doctor about it as well as tellint him where it hurts.

    hugs, Jean
  • 3rdtime
    3rdtime Member Posts: 7
    It is still early for you. The pain in my arm lasted for a month or so. I propped it up on a soft pillow at my side when I slept. Also took Darvocet. Good luck and hang in there.