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Did I Over Do It?

Did I Over Do It?

Three weeks out of surgery tomorrow. I had to go back to the doctor today to get some anabiotic‘s. I have a small travel agent business and I’ve been referring my customers to a friend of mine. Today I had a good customer wanting to re-book a trip she couldn’t take in 2020. So I was on the computer for about 2 1/2 hours. Unfortunately my Mastectomy was on my right side, and now I am a little sore. My doctor didn’t give me any exercise to do at home so basically I haven’t been using that arm. Did… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

posted about 2 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Your doc should have given you exercises and you should be starting some gentle exercises by now. Start doing your spider crawl (stand in front of a wall and slowly walk your fingers up the wall - try to go a little further each day). Other good ones are to do shoulder rolls, and lay on the floor and do (gentle!) Snow angels. Also lying on the floor get a broomstick (or other stick) - hold it up with both hands over your chest and slowly raise the stick over your head and back. Try to go a little further each time. The sooner you get moving, the sooner you'll get your full range of motion back. A great place to do stretches (especially the spider crawl) is in the shower because your muscles are already nice and warm. If not do them right after a shower. 💕

posted about 2 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

My doctors had me doing exercises the next day after my mastectomy while I was still in the hospital. They had me raising my arm up above my head as far as I could go so that I could keep the mobility of my arm. It burned like the dickens but it helped in the long run.

posted 6 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Check with your surgeon, they were the ones to tell me what and when, as far as exercises go. They may think they gave you a print out of exercises, do's and don'ts! Worth a call to double-check! Hugs!!

posted about 2 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Those are pretty much the exercises the physical therapist gave me - 8 in total. I just need to go easy with them. 😉

posted about 2 months ago
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