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Are You Rushing Your Body to Heal?
June 07, 2015
I am so glad I found this discussion! I am frustrated by mixed and vague advice from my medical team regarding how much exercise to do. Like others I am impatient to get "back to normal". I am five weeks post mastectomy and cleared to swim, my regular exercise for the last three years. But my chest wall feels like there is a huge adhesive band around it and after the stretching exercises things are very tight and hard. I would call it painful, but certainly uncomfortable. The advice of the medical assistant was to "be the judge of what was too much". I'm just not sure how to judge. What is the happy balance between letting myself have time to heal and letting things

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