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Anxious and Terrified After Surgical Complication

Neuropathy | Last Active: Sep 25, 2019 | Replies (22)

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@lorirenee1

Hi to you, I have peripheral neuropathy that developed about 3 weeks after a lumpectomy for breast cancer. I had the lumpectomy about a year and a half ago, but the nerve pain persists. It can be mild to extreme. I have researched nerve damage till I am blue in the face. I have suggestions for you that might sound crazy, but I am telling you this after extensive reading about pain and nerves. I suggest that you walk constantly. It's like telling your brain that there is nothing wrong. So I suggest that every time you feel these nerve type symptoms, you tell yourself that you do not need pain signals anymore. Do this constantly. You need to retrain your brain to stop giving you pain signals, because your surgery was months ago, and you have healed. This talk with yourself can actually change the way your brain works. On you tube, learn about tapping away pain. Just type in tapping for pain. Listen to a brilliant man names Lorimer Moseley on youtube. I happen to use excellent CBD products, so if you ever need them for relaxation and pain, let me know. They work well. It does sound like, somehow, your nerves were impacted by your bunion surgery. Good luck at the neuro doc. I do not think they really think in terms of altering pain messages. But I think it is crucial to tell yourself that you are safe, and no longer need pain messages due to the fact you have healed. Best regards, Lori Renee

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Thank you. I will try these strategies.

@lorirenee1 I find that walking helps, I think partially because it increases blood flow to my feet. I have just ordered an electric foot massager which is supposed to increase blood flow as well. I do believe there is a mind/body connection so I will also work on sending these healing messages as I am walking. Thank you for the suggestion.