Hello, my question is has anybody suffered from a painful shoulder. My operation 11 years ago gave me two incisions the 1st one on my left hand side starts at the midline and follows my rib cage all the way round to my back 16 inches in length the 2nd incision was in my right shoulder blade about 12 inches long where the final connections were made, I don't know what this operation is called? Apart from the normal day-to-day things that happen to people like us it's left me with a painful shoulder which flares up from time to time the GP's can only offer me painkillers as they say it's a buildup of scar tissue it feels like it's putting pressure on a nerve in my shoulder and can give me pins and needles in my hand and sometimes quite severe pain.
It would be interesting to know if this is a common procedure for surgery or if anybody else suffers from a painful shoulder.
Post operative I had no further treatment other than regular checkups I decided to turn down the offer of chemotherapy after surgery I am now 56 years old working full-time and just enjoyed my 11th anniversary.