I am 8 months post-op. I have had pain, numbness
and constant soreness in my right breast. After a week
at home I called my surgeon and was told they had no
idea what it could be. I told the nurse a few days later
that the pain was so sharp at times I could not walk
across the room. She told me maybe I should see an
OB/GYN. My Cardio said it was nerve endings healing.
My PCP said it could be nerve damage from removing
the vein used in the by-pass. I am having trouble with
using my right arm for lifting even a gallon of milk.
The pain now is much less and only occasionally, but
the numbness at the top of my breast and up into my
chest area is still there and the soreness is always
there. Anyone out there have this problem? I have
learned so much from reading all the posts and hope
someone has an answer for me.
An added note: My surgeon scheduled a double by-pass, only did a single, did not use vein from my leg,
but used the one from my chest, and re-scheduled my
sugery 3 times because he was so busy. Needless to say I was not happy and told him so. I will not be seeing
Just wanting answers.