So, for newcomers, a quick recap of the back story: I had a mastectomy, and when I woke up from surgery, discovered my left arm was paralysed. This had been caused by damage to the brachial plexus nerve that controls the arm. I had to have further surgery to free the injured nerves.
It took about nine months before I was finally able to lift my left arm, and control it. It was a dark time, and I remember being in a state of numbness most of the time. I still look back on that period with a sense of incredulity, and amazement that I got through it.
In those nine months, to give my arm the best chance of healing, my surgeon and I took the decision not to have any active treatment in case they damaged the nerves. I was also hoping that the treatments I’d had at Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic in Germany would help.