32 cm cyst being removed I am scared

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Hi I am looking for some comfort as I two weeks I am have laptomary for cyst to be removed plus the removal of an ovary .. I am really scared so any information on the procedure or recovery would be great xx

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    I had a cyst, ovary and tube removal 4 years ago.

    Its ok to be scared i was. The best thing is big knickers, my stomach was very swollen after, i remember cutting my knicker elastic. The other thing is to walk as soon as you can, even if its only a little way it helps with the trapped wind.

    Any thing else you need to know please just ask.

    Good Luck xx

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    hi eleanor77971 i had a 16cm dermoid cyst growing on my left ovary i know exactly how you feel im sorry to hear you have this condition it sucks i no beleave me my partner an family friends have helped me through this you need as much support as you can get now when it comes to recovery dont smoke cigarettes drink alcohol when you get released from hospital make sure you have a pillow too put on top of your tummy this will help you for when you cough im not going to lie to and say your have no pain because you will take your medication as the doctor perscribes to you stay in bed keep warm eat healthy this will help you heal faster as i did the opposite on what i told you now i have an infection in my tummy so i have extra pills to take my surgey was on 29th may lucky for me they saved my left ovary but soon as i got home smoking cigarettes drinking alcohol not good now i have2 suffer the out come im not cool at all seeing my doctor today 2 have a scan so they can see wheather or not i need another surgery to clean this infection hopefully not tho as i dont wana go through that again i know your thinking (should of listen)YES i should of lol i hope my msg gives you some kind of comfort im here if you need some1 too talk 2 good luck on your surgery an speedy recovery BIG BIG HUGS samantha d
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      Hi thanks for the message and yes it does suck. I do have a group of very supportive friends and family. But I am still scared. Sorry to hear you may have to have another surgery. I will be careful on my recovery. The doctor has argeed to start with sign me off 4 weeks and then review me at four weeks. I am do a very physical job as a care assistant so when I do go back I will have to be on strict light duties xxx
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    Another related question I have ... As well as the cyst removal I am having an ovary removed ... Just the one I think I am scared about losing an ovary and I have pcos has anyone been in the same situation? Xx
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