40cm Ovarian cyst op on Weds. I'm frightened 😢

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I have a cyst around 40cm attached to my right ovary. I am booked in for a laparotomy on Wednesday. I am very frightened as I have never had a general anaesthetic before. I'm over weight and the surgeon has told me about the increased risks. I'm really frightened that I will never wake up and see my kids and family again.

Can anyone offer me any advice please

Thank you

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    Hi ladies

    Just wanted to give you a little update. Surgery went really well on weds. They removed the cyst and left ovary and Fallopian tube. Have a huge cut down my tummy but it is starting to heal well. I'm home and able to move about a little bit. Just feeling a little sore. Docs were surprised how big it was. I feel like a different woman. I am 5 1/2 stone lighter than when I went into hospital on Weds.

    Thank you for everyone's kind wishes

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      Hi Jenni!  It is great to hear that everything went so well.  Take care of yourself during recovery.  It sounds like you are off to a good start.

      Elizabeth 🌺

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    Don't be frightened I was exactly the same and felt I wouldn't wake up. I had my surgery on 23rd Feb and it was fine, unfortunately my cyst had a tumour which was cancer and I have to have a full hysterectomy in a few weeks but I am thankful it was found as it could have been much worse.
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    Hi Jenni,

    Pleased to hear your operation went well.  How are you feeling now?  Wow 51/2 stone that is some weight loss.

    My operation is Monday to remove 11 x 9 x 8 cm cyst (which I think is bigger now) and overies.  Im feeling very nervous but just want it done now.

    Take care and look after yourself.

    xx

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    Why did they remove the ovary and fallopian tube instead of just the cyst?
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      I didn't have any pain until a short while ago. The only symptom I had was struggling to loose weight and felt like I was really bloated all of the time. They said the ovary was entangled in the cyst so that's why they took the ovary and the tube too.

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      Thanks for your reply. I'm glad everything went well and here's praying for a speedy recovery.

      What kind of cyst was it? Was it just a normal cyst filled with water?

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    I also have an 8cm ovarian cyst on my right ovary. Like you, I'm very, very frightened. I can't focus at all and this has negatively impacted my daily life...
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