I just wanted some advice. I have ms and was diagnosed in 2012, I have had a few relapses whilst on Copaxone, I was due to change treatment at the end of January 2016 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 6th January 2016, so obviously the new treatment has had to go on the back burner for now. I have had 2 minor operations since December 2015, both under general anaesthetic, only for an hour each time, so apart from fatigue which is normal this hasn’t affected my ms much, although after my minor op yesterday, my body feels numb, this is a symptom of my ms but it seems slightly worse than normal, maybe due to the op.
My concern is that my next op (mastectomy and reconstruction) is 5-7 hours long and I am really not sure how this will affect the ms, they did say I would be fatigued due to the nature of the op etc, but I am really not sure what to expect ms wise, this obviously isn’t my main concern at the moment however thought it would be best to get all the facts beforehand.
So my question is, sorry for the long winded message, has anyone else had to have a long operation and how did this affect you ms wise? I am wondering if this will prolong my recovery. I was going to ask my ms nurse but thought it would be best checking with anyone who has gone through this first.
Thank you for your time