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Thursday, September 25, 2008 rakhi, Community Member, asks

Q: what should we keep look after mrm surgery

my momgot mrm surgerywht care we neededafter it abt food and excercise wht should my mom not do andis she will be okay after surgery tell me

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/25/08 10:30am

Hi Rakhi - Your mom should get physical therapy on her arm/shoulder on the affected side ASAP. This is very important so that she regains full use of her arm/shoulder, which helps prevent lymphedema. The physical therapist will give her appropriate exercises to do. Other than that, she should be careful driving or riding in a car; be sure she puts a pillow between her and the seatbelt, to protect her healing incision. For lots of good tips about recovering from a mastectomy, go to our Mastectomy Insider Tips - read all the way through, because there are additional tips offered by readers at the end. Good luck to all of you - PJH

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By rakhi, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/21/13, First Published: 09/25/08