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About 2 months ago I had an ultrasound scan which revealed a 12cm x 8cm thin walled bi-lobed cyst on my left ovary. I had been having lots of problems in the 9 months before this discovery! Extreme pain on the lower left side of my abdomen, often stopping me from functioning. I was repeatedly told it was a urinary tract infection, IBS or just period cramp! For at least 6 weeks I had to do constant urine tests and blood tests before I pushed for the ultrasound.
My surgeon advised that he would initally go in with the laparoscope to have a look and hopefully aspirate and remove it this way.
I went in for my surgery 5 days ago and things did not go to plan. He found that half of the cyst was solid (dermoid) and the other half fluid. Because of this he had to switch to laparotomy and sliced me across my bikini line to remove it.
The first few days in hospital were horrendous. I couldn't eat or sleep, my anxiety was through the roof! The morphine made me vomit badly to the point where I was constantly crying in pain. I was very uncomfortable and didn't urinate for 3 days, didn't poop until this morning!
Since I have come home I am feeling much better, still in a lot of pain with wind and I have also started my period for the first time in 8 months! Trying to keep movement minimal.
Was wondering if anyone had tips for recovery? I've been taking paracetamol (i'm intolerant to codeine etc) for the pain and a hot water bottle has helped cramp immensely!
This forum has helped me loads, been wonderful to read other ladies stories of similar problems, it's good to know I'm not alone!
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