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Jun 26, 2008 - 6 comments

Ovarian Cysts

I had surgery on Monday 6/23 at 145 pm and went home on Wednesday 6/25 at 6 pm.  Dr. Apte removed a large orange sized cyst along with my left ovary.  No cancer! The mass had attached itself to my abdominal wall, small intestine and appendix so it took much longer than expected to remove.  Plus there was a lot of old scar tissue from prior surgeries. Total surgery time was about 2.5 hours.  I have a longer than expected vertical incision with stapples, about 6 inches, ending above my naval.  I had been previously diagnosed about 3 yrs ago with an unbilical hernia but none was found.  Appparenty where the cyst adhered to the small intestine gave the appearance of a hernia. So this cyst had been there a long time.  I am hoping this resolves all my digestive issues.

I am taking Vicadin, 600 mg motrin and a stool softner.  I go back on 7/3 to have the staples removed and get the final pathology report.

I am still a bit swollen and sore but doing fine.

Thanks to all for their warm thoughts and wishes.

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by belle10, Jun 26, 2008
I am so glad your surgery went well, and that it was not cancerous! The worst part is over and now you are on your way to a full recovery! Don't let your body fool you, you will have to do a lot of resting. Its always easier said than done, but you really do need to rest and make sure not to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk would weigh. Take care and Godspeed!

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by TrudieC, Jun 26, 2008
Hello!  I am so glad all went well.  Sounds like your surgery is a duplicate of what I just had.  Do ensure you rest and drink lots of liquids.  We've missed you!  Please keep us posed on how you're doing.

Love ya,

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by lvfrogs, Jun 26, 2008
I am so glad to hear that you do not have cancer. That is the best news.  Your incision sounds alot like mine and let me tell you, do not over do it!!!  Rest, rest and rest.  I have found that if I stay in bed and read and sleep, I feel great.  Once I do too much being up or typing on the computer, I am exhausted.  So just remember it will take a long time and you need the rest. Such good news!

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by dian07, Jun 26, 2008
Hey there!  Congratulations!!!!  Now you can get on with living and celebrating life!  Enjoy.
Thanks for sharing your good news!

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by Sharon2714, Jun 26, 2008
hugs n prayers
w0w ty for sharing that for me .... i have yet to see the surgeon (7/7) for the consult
i hope u end up recovering nicely and feel great afterwards
love sharon

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by butterflytc, Jun 26, 2008
Congrats! time to heal, no partying until you are up to it lol that includes you trudie and colleen! Best wishes for the same good news for you as well Sharon.

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