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Hi. I was rushed to the ER last 21st of March due to extreme lower abdominal pain, and it was then that a 8cm x 9cm x 9cm cyst was found on my right ovary.
I am now scheduled for an OPEN laparotomy (cause the laparoscope method isn't available in my place, apparently) this 28th, and I am really nervous and concerned for my post-op recovery.
I have a passion for fitness, and so I workout with high intensity almost everyday. How many weeks (on average) can I get back to doing workouts? For those who've undergone the same operation, how was your recovery (physically)? Any tips for a faster recovery?
And from what I've read, depression/sadness is apparently common. This is what scares me. I am still 21 years old and been in love with children eversince I was a child myself, and facing this big problem right now is causing stress and worry for what my future will hold. It's causing so much anxiety, and god knows how will I be able to cope emotionally if I'll end up waking up without an ovary.
And one more thing -- weight. Has anyone ever noticed if it's easier to control your weight post-cyst removal? Cause if it's true, then this is the only light I can find in this dark tunnel. I have been having a very hard time losing weight no matter how healthily I eat and how often I exercise.
Any response will be really appreciated!
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