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Hello everyone! I'm back again! My last post explained the full story about my ovarian cyst. Check it out if you would like. Also, please note that there will be some typos in this, my computer is acting a little odd today.
?I was told back in February of this year that I was going to need surgery on my right ovary for a 5 cm dermoid cyst (originally diagnosed as a ludial cyst). I am fourteen years old, and I never thought I would hear those words. I was terrified. I had forgot about it for the next coming months, trying to finish my eighth grade year and put everything behind me. Finally, June came and I was a nervous wreck! I had barely any sleep for about a week leading up to the surgery. Let me tell you though, I shouldn't have worried.
?Ladies, if any of you are reading this because you're going to have a laparoscopy, you've probably read a bunch of stories that have scared you. Let me tell you, my surgery was great. Honestly, if I had to do it again, wouldn't care. This post is mainly to help calm down women who are going to have this surgery. I'll walk you step by step!
?The night before the surgery, I wasn't aloud to eat, or drink eight hours before surgery. Try to get yourself some sleep too! I woke up at 3:00 A.M. the next morning. Before you go to the hospital, make sure you wear baggy clothes, and underwear if possible. Also get some shoes that you can slip right on and won't take effort doing so. Make sure you have eveything you want, and pack an overnight bag if instructed. On the way to the hospital try to keep calm. You're going to do great! Once you get there, you check in and confirm all of this health stuff (My mom did it for me so I don't know haha). Someone will come out and lead you to your room. You will be ask to take all clothes, and underwear off, and put on a gown. They also give you socks, and put some weird leg things on you (dont worry, they don't hurt). Next thing I knew I was laying in bed on my phone, waiting. Now know this sounds corny, but music really does help. I put on some of my favorite jazz tunes to calm me down. I almost dozed off! After while people started coming in and confirming all of this health stuff. I was very very nervous, so I asked the nursesif they could get me some of the anti anxiety stuff. They did, but it wasn't until when they wer rolling me into the operating room. But PLEASE! Ask for it! It really does help. Anyways, I remember them putting it into the IV, and I didn't feel anything, and then all of the sudden, it felt like a gust of wind hit me. It was so odd! I remember what t was like on it too. It's like you know you're going into surgery, but you just don't care. I was excited actually. I remember telling everyone that I was a pop star, and not to judge me because I look like a potato (I know, that's drugs for you). Next thing I know the mask was over me and they were telling me to breathe in. I kept coughing on the oxygen though! It was ok though because the anesthesia hit me hard. For those you who are afraid of going under, please know that it's just like going to bed for a few minutes. It was the best sleep I had in a while. When I woke up it felt like only minutes had past. I was in a little pain, but it was bearable. If you're in pain just tell your nurse and she'll fix it right away. Once you're more awake they'll let you see your family. And then before you know it, they're making you get up and home!
?Once I got home, it just went uphill! I didn't even have to take one pain med, stool softener, or anti nausea meds. In fact, I wasn't nauceous at all! I'm so glad it's over with, and I hope this post helps other women who are going through the same thing. Thanks for reading, and good luck to all of you!
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