Surgery tomorrow

  1. Hi Friends,

    I am a little nervous, I am having surgery tomorrow to remove
    large ovarian cysts, my GYN is taking the ovary and tube. I never had any surgery of this type before and don't know what the recovery will be like. Any GYN nurses out there that can tell me what to expect? Thanks.
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  3. by   ceecel.dee
    Sending positive thoughts your way! :kiss
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    yes, i will keep you in my prayers. keep the faith!
  5. by   shygirl
    Good Luck. Sending ((((((((((good thoughts and prayers)))))))))) your way!
  6. by   bandaidexpert
    Thoughts and prayer your way....try not to worry too much:kiss
  7. by   NurseDennie
    Good luck - have a quick and comfortable recovery.

    Then come back and tell us all about it - I'm going to have to have it done relatively soon.


  8. by   thisnurse
    im gonna need that too so please tell us about it but hold back everything we might not like.

    super duper healing thoughts coming your way
  9. by   kaycee
    Having had recent surgery myself, many good thoughts sent your way for a very speedy recovery!!!!
  10. by   mattsmom81
    Good thoughts and wishes, as well as prayers for a quick recovery! I had an ovarian cyst taken out with part of an ovary 25 years ago and I recuped fairly quickly...I remember having some major shoulder pains postop...which I was told is normal after belly/lap surgery.

    I always try to eat too fast after my advice: take the food thing slow!

    You'll feel better after the cyst is gone...I did. (I also was surprised to conceive a child within months of the surgery, so the cyst must have been messing with my system)

    Take care and plan on taking life easy awhile!!!
  11. by   BadBird
    Thanks your all your good thoughts, I did have my surgery but when the doctor opened me up my cyst ruptured and I ended up with a hysterectomy, the Dr. said she could not stop the bleeding I lost about 1100cc's the Dr. also said I had huge endometrosis well that is all gone now, I still have one ovary so I shouldn't need hormone replacement therapy. I awoke feeling a little sore but other wise ok. I had a morphine PCA which made me itchy so they gave me IV Bendaryl and also Toradol for pain, I asked for the PCA to be gone the next day and I was switched to percocet. I feel ok just a little tired the pain is controlled well with percocet and motrin. I spent 3 days in the hospital and was sent home yesterday, I can shower and just take it easy. As far as the pain is concerned I am just a little sore if I cough or laugh but nothing that motrin can't handle. I am walking around ok just waiting to heal. I am glad the surgery is over, my hubby was scared because it took 2 1/2 hours longer than expected but he is ok too.
  12. by   live4today
    So sorry to hear about your recent surgery, badbird, but glad to hear you are alright now. Sending prayers your way for a continued positive recovery. :kiss

    Did you already have the children you wanted?
  13. by   fedupnurse
    Glad you are feeling better BadBird! Wishes for a very speedy recovery!
  14. by   nurseratchett29
    Get well soon. Glad you came through okay