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I've had thoracic outlet syndrome for 4 plus years. & did two round of PT in which got no relief but only made matters worse. Th last resort was surgery. I had surgery a week ago in which they removed on just one, but two ribs on my left side as well as my scalene muscle. My surgeon was only planning on doing one rib, but when he went in he noticed my thoracic cavity was much more constricted that he originally thought. The first few days in the hospital were rough and the first day's home I was in a lot of pain. My pain has been better controlled lately with the medications but I'm worried because my whole arm and hand is still numb and feels like it's asleep all the time. I don't like the feeling. He said it may take a bit before I get my feeling back because of the anestic numb patch the gave me in the hospital. Does anyone have similar issues post surgery? Did you ever gain feeling abs strength back? Help!
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