numb upper arm

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Dee75
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All! I had a lumpectomy in August. The upper part of my left arm is still numb to touch. I have a lump that feels like muscle under my arm near my surgery. I wonder if it might be scare tissue or something to do with the 19 lymph nodes they removed? I'll see the onc Monday. It's a worry! Best to all, Dee smhair

gma
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   Posted 2/26/2009 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Dee, the lymph nodes surgery is in an area where there are lots of nerves. Even after 12 years I feel numbness and an occasional sharp pain. It is part of the gift that keeps on giving. Hugs, MK


Dee75
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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
MK,
Thanks for your reply. Now I feel that it's normal to have these numb feelings and can expect for them to hang around. Hugs, Dee
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