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Thank you for clicking in and reading this. I have read a lot of discussions in the site from all the bravo ladies who had went through the surgeries, your experiences are very helpful to me. Thank you so much. At this point, I am very worried about my upcoming laparoscopic surgery on March 16, 2015. I have a 7cm x 4cm cyst diagnosied on Dec 31, 2014. Then, I am not sure it became larger or just a different measurement from a second opinion, it was 9cm x 8cm on Jan 22, 2015. I still could not really see/feel it when I stand up, but lying down was different. I saw a bump. Actually, I am most worried about what can/can't I do after the surgery. I hope to get some answers from your experiences:
1) I knew carbon dioxide is going to be injected into my body, so I will be bloated for a few days. But how long does the gas stay inside your body? How does the gas go away? I read people were taking windeeze, is it really needed?
2) How bad is the constipation? I do suffer from constipation from time to time. I have bowel movements like every 3 days. Is it more like the same or much worse?
3) What caused the chest/shoulder pain? Is it the wound? or the gas?
4) How is your appetite? Can you eat solid food? or simply only soup?
5) My doctor said I need a few days to recover, but I have read the recovery time is about 7 - 8 weeks. Why is there such a big difference? What was that I am missing?
6) I do go to the gym twice a week, so how long before I could hit the gym again? I understand the healing of the wound should be fast on the outside, but I am just worried about the healing inside becasue I really cannot tell.
7) Can I take showers? Or I will need someone to clean me?
8) My next period is due about a week after the surgery, will there be any difference? I mean more or less blood flow? longer or shorter?
9) Finally, I am also worried about getting back pains after lying on the bed for so long. Is it possible that I could sit up? Is this bad?
Thank you so much. I hope everyone who had done similar surgeries have been recovering good.
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