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I had a laparotomy to remove a 13cm "tumour" on my right hand ovary on 4.9.17 at RLH.
They biopsied a similar tumour on my left hand side but left it in position while they find out what it is. I have to go back to gynae at the end of the month to find out whats happening.
The surgery on the right hand tumour removed my ovary and fallopian tube also, they said the tumour had eaten it all.
I was only in hospital for two nights. Incredibly sore and needed painkillers.
I went back to work on day 7, and had my staples removed in A and E on day 8. I needed some antibiotics when they removed the staples.
Working was a nightmare last week (if you dont have to do it, dont!!) but I'm now almost pain free.
Giving myself daily salt baths to help keep the wound clean and ease any discomfort.
Resumed normal sexual activity on day 10, though I feel a little dry.
My moods are up and down at times and had my first "hot sweat" in the hospital following the surgery, soaked the bed through! When I draw my muscles in, I can still feel where the tumour used to be, though the area is soft now rather than a hard lump that used to stop me being able to pee. I still feel pain from the tumour that remains, it is rubbing on my left hip bone and my back still aches in the "tail" section.
Feel free to add your experiences too, ladies.
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