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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I had a lumpectomy and had 19 lymph nodes removed. It's been over a year and I am having swelling in the left breast (the one I had the lumpectomy on). I also ache and have some tingling in my arm. I love to crochet and I think this my be what's causing it. I'm going to stop the crocheting for awhile. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Also so wonder if it will always be this way. Very disappointing! Best to all, Dee

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   Posted 1/27/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
19 lymph nodes is a lot! Could it be lymphadema? I would have it checked. Have no idea if crocheting would be related. Wish I could do that! I could make a mean chain, though! Think there may have been a headband or two, in both knitting and crochet, but that was about as far as my talent went. Being left handed, I never found anyone who could really teach me, and doing it "backwards" just didn't seem to work.

Is all going well otherwise? Good to see you post... wish it were under different circumstances!

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   Posted 2/1/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for reply Bev. I saw the nurse practioner the other day and she said it wasn't lymphadema. They took a blood test and I will see the oncologist Monday. I stopped the crocheting for now, but still have the problem. I think I have just overdone everything and it may take awhile for the aching to go away. Everything else is fine and I hope your doing well. The best too you, Dee
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