Does anyone have experience or the problem of chest tightness and numbness and hypersensitivity all at the same time? I had open heart valve and aorta replacement surgery a month ago and have these odd sensations in my pec (one side is worse than the other). The surgeon's office said that this happens from time to time as the nerves there were nerves that were cut as the sternum was cut open. I was hoping that once the drains and wires were removed and the bandage covering came off the feeling would return to normal--no such luck. Anyone have similar "odd" sensations after surgery? Any help or advice to provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks!