Thanks for your posts re: cording/violin strings. I am 20 months out from a lumpectomy with 3 sentinel nodes removed, and also had the cording appear a couple of weeks post surgery, that took a few months as I recall to resolve on its own. During that time I was having PT for massaging the seroma that occured (no needle drainage necessary after the PT, as mine was resolving without the need for that), and they taught me how to apply kinesiotape to prevent Lymphedema. This taping has always worked -- whenever I've felt the first signs of swelling (usually just my arm rubbing against my side during normal activity, unlike the other side (kinda like when your thighs rub together when you walk - ha!), I have my husband "tape me up" and within a day or so the swelling is usually "back down." So this is the first time I have spontaneously had cording, so it is really catching me off guard and worrying me. SOOOOO, spontaneous cording can come and go for no apparent reason? Nothing to worry about cancer-wise? Lymphedema wise? I am not familiar with the massage techniques that help this. Thanks for the link - I will look that up. But if you have/know any more details about techniques for dealing with the cording, etc., I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much! GF
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.