13-08-2015 01:22 PM
Hi Rosie, looks like our mx was the same time then, July 14. Have you asked ur nurse about this tightness? U r right, it is a bit like a bp machine feeling! I hope my nurse is wrong in that it may never go now.....
13-08-2015 12:20 PM - edited 13-08-2015 12:21 PM
I am so glad to find some others going through what I am! It is 13 months since my db mx and the feeling I have had since the beginning is tightness a bit like a blood pressure machine blowing up.and squeezing! I first thought it was the stitches pulling, bit they were removed and I still had the feeling. So I put it down to the tissue expanders. I had to have one removed in Jan due to repeated infection. But I still had the feeling. Two months ago I had the silicone implants put in but guess what ? .... I still have the same awful feeling!😒 I use bio oil each day!
12-08-2015 06:09 PM
Hi Lolly ,
So sorry to hear that you are still in so much pain after so long , that is really horrid .
My first mx was in Jan 2015 , and my second was only in June 2015 , so both fairly recent . I haven't even worn a bra since my second .....and like you can't turn over in bed , can only sleep on my back as both sides hurt too much to put any pressure on them !!! I have also had two WLE on my first scar due to recurrence , so that puts extra tension on my skin in that area, pulling and feeling tight etc .
I am just getting round to thinking about a bra and prosthesis , but haven't felt I could cope with the rubbing before now .
Hope things improve for us all in time ...
11-08-2015 09:42 AM
Hi Jill, can I ask when u had most recent mx?
I had mine 13 months ago and the tightness and pain is still so bad I cant be without a bra, even in bed. I find the bra relieves it in some way. I cant really massage as ribs etc too tender to touch, due to rads I had 7 years ago when I had wle. Still cant turn over in bed. Hoping for improvement but my nurse says it may never go......
06-08-2015 10:49 PM
Thanks Ash , good to hear that I am not the only one with this sensation .
I too have not had recon . mine were done in two stages , first in Jan and second in June , plus two WLE for recurrence in scar since then , latest only in July ...so my scars are still quite fresh . I have tried Bio oil and also used Dermol lotion/cream on them , plus the more gentle exercises on the leaflet . Hopefully in time it will all improve .
06-08-2015 09:12 PM
06-08-2015 08:26 PM
After having two mastectomies , one radical and one not ... i find that I have a constant tight band type feeling around my chest . Discomfort rather than pain ...and it could also sometimes be described as feeling as if I have a plank of wood pressing on my chest .
Is this common , and does it improve with time ? Anybody got any ideas or suggestions .