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Running after mastectomy

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Jul 2014
8:44pm, 1 Jul 2014
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Trying Hard
I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy just 10 days ago. I am still recovering from the operation and will probably not be running for another 3-4 weeks or so. I am wondering whether anyone is/has been in a similar position and has any advice regarding running post-mastectomy? I am particularly concerned about pain, running with a prosthesis and where I can buy a good sports mastectomy bra. Thank you :)
D2
Jul 2014
8:58pm, 1 Jul 2014
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D2
hugs to you.... there are lovely people on here with similar experiences who will be along in a mo I'm sure! :)
Jul 2014
9:42pm, 1 Jul 2014
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oldbiddy
:) will message you x
Jul 2014
10:41pm, 1 Jul 2014
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Turkey legs
Hugs & best wishes to you. I'm about to go through a radical prostatectomy which is going to knock me about too. I'm thinking a full month off running but fully intend as much walking as I can. I'll lose control of my bladder for a while so will somehow have to get moving with a catheter and a bag fixed to my leg or holding it maybe. I might never get full control again so need to work something out. Macmillan are being wonderful & my local support group have lots of advice. Do you a local breast cancer group? Maybe one of the ladies there can offer advice. Keep positive & take care.x
Jul 2014
11:28pm, 1 Jul 2014
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LouLou
(Turkey legs - ask for a flip flow valve on your catheter - then you could have it in not connected to a bag and when you fill up flip your valve and your done. )

I have absolutely no experience of this but hope you get some advice Trying Hard and that your recovering well.
Jul 2014
8:36am, 2 Jul 2014
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Trying Hard
Thank you everyone for your kind support. I do appreciate it. Turkey legs - I do hope that all goes well for you as you face surgery. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way and lots of good wishes.
Jul 2014
9:30am, 2 Jul 2014
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plodding hippo
Just dropping in to wish you all the very best xx
Jul 2014
10:23am, 2 Jul 2014
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Trying Hard
Thank you Plodding Hippo xxx
Jul 2014
10:34am, 2 Jul 2014
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Naomi P
Hello, best wishes for your recovery.

I would get in touch with Lully http://www.fetcheveryone.com/userprofile.php?id=14479

She does personal training with ladies who have experienced breast cancer and mastectomies and she specialises in Nordic Walking which works very well. It's the combination of getting back into exercise slowly and also working the muscles around the chest area in a gentle but effective way. Google Oomph personal training. She's also an extremely lovely lady.
Jul 2014
8:22pm, 2 Jul 2014
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Trying Hard
Thank you for that Naomi P - I will look into it xx

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