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Hi! For months, I’ve had abnormal weight gain in my stomach. I’m 26 years old and have always been a little overweight so I didn’t think anything of it at first. My stomach started to protrude so much that I was constantly being asked if I was pregnant. I also had some issues going to the bathroom that I thought it was just bloating. I had a CT scan done which showed an extremely large ovarian cyst! Definitely not what I was expecting. Because of the size, I was referred to a specialist. After meeting with her last week, I was informed I will have a vertical laparotomy as they will have to take the cyst out whole. This thing is big y’all, like size of a basketball!
Anyways, I’m scheduled for surgery in 2 weeks and I’m pretty nervous. As I’ve never had any type of surgery or medical procedure. I wanted to reach out to hear if any of y’all have any advice on the recovery part. I was told I can’t drive for a month but could go back to work (office job sitting all day) within 3-6. I’m scared about the recovery, pain, hospital (including catheter lol) and just looking for any advice on what to expect, besides what the doctor told me. Thank you so much!
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