I just went throught the same thing. The cyst i was very large, about the size of a football (the European kind on the american kind) It weighed 14-20 Lbs. (around about a stone)
It is scary, but you will get through it. and than people will stop asking "whens the baby due!" That was my absolute favorite part after surgery, How skinny I was afterwards!
I had surgery on July 19th (about 4 weeks ago)
I was absolutly terrified, a nurse came into my little screened off area with this big blue binder and said "were going to set you IV up" than noticed she had left something and by the time she came back I was in tears. They gave me an adavan, (which really didnt help me) and the hospital staff decided to put in my IV once i was in the operating room.
Theres alot of waiting when going in for surgery (at least here in canada there is!) I sat around for almost 2 hours before i was moved out of the surgical intake room (which was called "day care")
The only thing I really clearly remember now about the whoel surgey event (after they weeled me into the sugery waiting room and I got my "party hat" was sitting around for a few mins while the hospital staff double checked who I was, and what I was allergic too. The actuall operating room is freezing. (Colder than a penguins bum) they asked me to schooch over onto this tiny popcicle of a table and straped my legs to it (it was kind of strange but neat at the same time) and put these wonderfully warm blankets on me. They explained they were going to put my IV in and all I can remember is asking the nurse if I could hold her hand and her giggling that she was going to offer any ways. Than nothing.
Waking up isnt that bad. I had the breif memory of the nurse telling me "I wasn't in the OR I dont know" than being weeled up to my hospital room.
You wont be up to alot right after surgery (seriously i was very thankfull that I had a cathater, I didn't have to get up at all during the first day.) Getting over to the bathroom with become a bit of an adventure. I didn't get any help the first time I pulled my sorry butt out of the hospital bed. If you don't feel comfortable getting up your self ask your nurse to help you, if he/she says no ask if they can get you someone who will. I should have and didn't and regreted it once I actually made it the 8 steps over to the loo, and nearly passed out.
You wil feel ALOT better once you get out of the hospital. On your final day in the hospital make shure you get information on what in the world you do with your incision. My nurse didn't speek good english, and when she gave me my aftercare instructions i thought she was telling me to actually do it than. I had to call the hospital the day after when i realised i had no idea what to do. My incision was coverd only in strips of surgical tape. I dont know what your getting.
If you don't have someone with you at where you live see if a friend or someone is willing to come help you around. I could barely get of my couch for the first week by myself.
I ended up with a horizontal incision, the only complaint I have now that its over is that my incision is ITCHY, and when my surgon made the incision they cut through nerves and now I cant feel any of the skin about 5 cm abouve my incision (the feeling is going to come back they keep telling me so dont be scared of that!) but I cant feel me actually itching.
Sorry that was so long! I didnt know what else to put than what I experianced. I hope it all goes well for you and you recover quickly!
Feel free to message me if youd like to.
hi and welcome to our forum you are not alone and you will great support and advice from great ladies on this forum ,you wont be sorry to have your surgery over you and its a stressfull time i had open surgery to remove a dermoid that twisted and my ovary and fallopin tube in march just gone i was in hospital for 3 days but the recovery is a least 6 weeks for me but i got an infection so it took me longer please keep posted any question if i can help i will best of luck i will say a prayer for you x
hi. Thanks for the reply.
This is the first time ever for me to have a surgery, I am very scared, Please tell me how did you feel when you woke from the surgery? Was it painful?
Hi, thanks for the reply
Did the doctor told you what type of cysts was it? On my Ultrasound report it suggested "endometriotic or hermorrhagic" cyst.
How are you feeling now? apart from the numbness. Can you lift anything heavy or do any house work like cooking and cleaning?
I am going to the hospital at 7am tomrrow for the surgery.............
hi i hope you get to read this before you go in , the only advice i would give you is to reach out your hand and ask god to hold it and mind you he will be there for you i will light a candle for you in churh tomorrow i know everything will turn out fine just think in a couple of hours this will be all behind you and you will be able to move on and put this behind you best of luck and let us all know how you get on x
Mine was a fluid filled cyst, no idea what kind of fluid I never asked. My ulltrasound said mine was only the size of a small grapefruit/base ball, It was so horribly wrong.
I feel almost normal now, I've been cleared by my doctor to go back to dance class next week. I was told no lifing over 5/10 lbs for two weeks (granted Im only 20 so it might be diffrent for you) and nothing involving pushing and pulling (so no hoovering for me!) When i was realeased from the hospital I didn't feel like doing anything like that anyways. But good news is the itching is going away (finally!) and feeling is starting to come back.
Im not one for prayer but happy-healing vibes your way!