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Just a quick update. I had my op late last Tuesday afternnon, a total hysterctomy with ometum thrown in. The scans had indicated a 10cm cyst and as i had a raised CA 125 so there was a chance of OvCa.
The op went well and they released me Friday lunchtime. The surgeon assues me there was no sign of anything sinister, although i still need to get the final all clear after the cysts (there were 2 both the size of orahges) have been examined. But I do recall hearing two nurses talking while I was still very groggy and one telling the other that it wasn't cancer-which also seems to be what the doc was trying to say too!!!
So- a little advice for anyone else having this op: Don't worry too much about loading yourself down with stuff to take into hospital- I barely touched the stuff i had. My Kindle was a life saver but everything else is provided. This a big op and all you will do is have blood pressure and temp taken every four hours and swallow endless painkillers. The patient operated morphine was amazing in the first 24 hours and I can't say I experienced much pain. at all Trapped wind is a bit nasty but I got mine when I started eating and so was able to get to the loo to allow nature to take its course. The best thing to take with you is a positive attitude. Listen to the staff and let them help and guide you while you are in hospital and then rest, potter about a bit and let other people do stuff for you once you are home. BTW the food at my hospital was just horrible so might need something nice bringing in, if you have any appetite that is.
I'll write more later- balancing my laptop on one leg isn't easy LOL. If anyone has any questions I'll be happy to help
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