An answer to my back pain

Bretta is a genius.  Not only does she drain the lymph that clogs my right arm as a result of my mastectomy, but she finds answers to my other aches and pains.  Yesterday, she discovered what’s been causing the incredible pain under my right shoulder blade.  The PT out here didn’t.  He stretched the muscle for 8 sessions, but never found the cause.  She took about 5 minutes to figure it out.

Get this.

Last spring’s radiation damaged the muscle under my arm.  Which pulls on the muscle across my back under my shoulder blade.  And pulls my vertebrae out from under my spine.  Which hurts like hell.


An answer to the pulled-out vertebrae (which she put back in quickly and painlessly), the back pain, the neck stiffness, and the tenderness on that side under my arm that has lingered for months.

I go back tomorrow to have the muscle worked on — and hopefully the pain fixed.

Seriously.  I think this woman is a genius, and a great person too — she’s working on a program to bring lymphedema therapy to breast cancer patients in Egypt!

If you’re a breast cancer patient with a mastectomy and haven’t seen a lymphedema therapist yet — go.  It’s worth every penny and every second of your time.  And you never know what else she might be able to fix!


9 Responses to An answer to my back pain

  1. Lisa says:

    God Bless Bretta! I’m so glad she’s able to do so much to help take away the pain! Yippee! We need more people like her in the world!

  2. Bon says:

    yay Bretta. what a cool job/vocation.

  3. BetteJo says:

    Storing away the knowledge, never know who it might help!

  4. Ally says:

    Hooray for Bretta! I’m hope that fixes it for good and your back feels as good as new!

  5. Stimey says:

    That is amazing. I’m so happy to hear this!

  6. God Bless Bretta, she is such a sweet person and kind natured person. Finding such people in today’s world is difficult.


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  8. marla says:

    Hey there,

    I have been having incredible pain from my chest through my shoulder, and around my shoulderblade to the center of my spine ever since I got implants in 2005 for my 40th birthday. I “Think” I have capsular contracture of the implant on that side and that is making things hurt…not sure. I was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer this week, but on the other side. The mammogram and ultra sound showed that the side that is always hurting has numerous cysts and extra tissue, but supposedly no cancer. The other side has invasive ductal carcinoma and carcinoma in situ. I resolved to just “die” as I already experienced cancer when I was only 14 years old. I came to my senses yesterday and am opting for a double mastectomy…next week! I am sooo looking forward to that chronic pain going away, and hope that this will help. I will look up a lymphadema therapist here…hope there is one. Wish me luck.

  9. I admire what Bretta is up to. She’s being a complete healer not just a medical professional.


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