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Read a lot of interesting stories on here, so I though I would post one of my first surgery.
So I just had my surgery (keyhole) for what was suppose to be a 4cm dermoid cyst in my right ovaries.
Prep- I was told to do bowel prep Monday 22. That was better then I expected. Was so nervous but nothing to worry about. Had to fast from noon onwards only drinking fluids an soup. Went to the toilet a bit but I have read it's normally a lot worst with people not being able to leave the toilet so i was one of the lucky ones. My surgery was booked for Tuesday 23 at 7am.
Day of surgery- I was there 7am but didn't get changed an onto the bed til 1230 so the wait was so boring. Then from 1230 til 130 I was on the bed waiting to go into the surgery room. This was frustrating because I was so hungry and thirsty. Once in the surgery room all the nurses an doctors We're lovely talking to you trying to take your mind off everything while they were placing cords needles an the socks that ensure you don't get blood clots an get you to explain why your there.
Waking up- I woke up to a lady calling my name. I was too high to really understand what was happening an fell back asleep.
The doctor then came past to wake me up an told me they had to do a laparotomy (bikini line incision) as they saw a 20cm cyst on my left ovaries which they removed an saved my ovaries. 😀😀😛 I was just a little confused over everything cuz it was suppose to be my right not left. They also found endemoteious an removed that successfully as well.
After the recovery room they moved me to my own ward. I had a catheter an also another drain thing to remove the excess blood (I'm guessing) and the legs that massage you were left on over night. The pain wasn't that bad at all. The doctors kept giving me pain killers even tho I didn't need it but I guess it to make sure pain doesn't rise.
Was in hospital for 2 nights an it was fairly good. Didn't really eat for 3 days. Forced myself to eat some conflates tho knew it couldn't be too good not eating. I did feel Nausea for the 3 days. The worst thing ever. An a little bit of pain getting in an out of bed. Was able to shower the Thursday once they took the catheter out.
Going home- the car ride made me nauseous. Got home and was sleeping an watching TV. Pain was nothing only felt pain here an there an was in no need for pain killers. Worst pain would be when you cough. I didn't realise an I wanted to cry. So if you guys know a way for the pain to stop please let me know, they say curling up is a good idea?
It's now Thursday the 2nd July, just a week over my surgery an feel great. This probably sounds weird but I do feel a bit more pain then normal but I think maybe because the nerves are getting more sensation back. I'm walking around a lot but slowly and it hurts when I sit down in a certain position so I rather stand. Overall I panicked so much about this surgery but is not bad as I worked it up to be. Suppose to have 6 weeks of work but feel I'm ready to get back next week. My check up is also 6 weeks with my doctor who did the surgery so be good to see how things went.
Last thing today I got a phone call from the hospital today. The doctor said that they got the test results back today an want to see me at 130. I asked if everything was ok and she said it's ok just need to see you at 130. Is this a normal process as when I was there they told me that it would take about a month. I always thought they only call u if they found something bad. Well keeping my mind open. I feel healthy an I'm recovering quickly 😯😁😆
Also I do have a few dry rashes on my belly in different spots. Weird not to sure why have tried reading about. Guess it's just a reaction.
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