I'm sorry to hear your facing additional surgery
It can be quite disheartening & frustrating to have underwent the Hyst only to be left w/ further issues exp. further surgery!! I am almost 4 yrs Post TAH. My wishes were to retain both Ovaries but if one was diseased to the point of being unsalvageable, I told my Dr one could be removed but I wanted to keep at least one. Well, I awoke w/ both Ovaries intact...I was soo relieved at the time :-) Time went on but so did the pain, it began to increase. After multiple trips to my Dr he ordered Ultrasounds to see if there was any visible problems. The results shown a big mass residing on my right Ovary, it was covered in multiple blood filled cysts & was enlarged. Due to the increasing pain & *unknown* mass my Dr scheduled me for a Lap/RSO. I agreed to the RSO it would put an end to this pain. The surgery revealed the mass to be Adhesions adhering my Ovary to my Vaginal cuff...ahhh the source of my pain...NOT! That surgery was by far the easiest 4-5 days rest, back to work in a week, w/ my Drs. of course
Unfortunately, that dreaded right sided pain lingered on <sigh> I wound up undergoing a 3rd surgery about 5 weeks after the RSO. This one tho was done as an emergency...I was admitted thru the ER & immediately, after they discovered the source<Bowel obstructions strangulating a portion of bowel & Intestine> whisked me off to the OR, yet again. It was a surgery lasting over 3 hrs in which my Intestines had to be bought outside the abdominal cavity to search them over inch by inch checking for further obstructions...apparently I had quite a mess in there..Adhesions had plastered all my organs on the right together, stuck in various places they definitely didn't belong. Now that recovery was hard, I assume due to the extent of repairs done in there...multiple bands of Adhesions were removed from various places on my Intestines. They also tried to do some reorganizing in there..lol I suffered post-op complications again<sigh> that kept me in the hospital for almost 2 weeks...my digestive system was paralyzed, refusing to work no matter what was tried, I developed thrush in my mouth :::YUCK::: from all the IV antibiotics, pneumonia & was actually prepped for more surgery twice, I got lucky w/ those! The entire stay I was NPO~nothing by mouth; no food, no water not even a lil ole ice chip..lol
That surgery as the previous one resulted in more pain as well. Due to the extensiveness of the Adhesions, my previous surgeries only worsening things, I was told no ore surgery unless an emergency. The risks of going in again were to great & the chances of it creating further pain were to high for me. Somewhere between surgery #1 & #3 my lone Ovary's blood supply was altered to the point it had none. So now I was left still in pain, awaiting Surgical Meno to kick in full blast & to boot had a blood clotting disorder confirmed leaving me unable to take any form of HRT....Geesh, I opted to keep those precious Ovaries & here I was left w/ one that didn't even work! It seems I've become the exception to the rule or better yet the one that suffers the complications that they state "ohh don't worry about that it barely happens." I think someone forgot to let my body in on that useful pc. of info
All this long-winded text to say my Hyst was still the worst..there is some major cutting & stitching going on w/that on..after my Hyst experience, for me anything had to be easier!
It still all falls back to, IMO, the type of surgery & how much work is being doe this time around. I did feel more prepared tho, each time, so in that aspect it was easier. I also found out that walking gets rid of the surgical pain faster meaning a faster recovery. Since my system has shut down they wanted me to walk as much as I could tolerate to help get it going sooner..let me tell you, my buddy, IV Pole w/the good stuff, hung around the top like a crown
traveled many a halls those days! It later dawned on me why the last surgery was easier despite the incisions & amount of work..walking gets rid of that surgical pain soo much faster!!
Good Luck ((Cathleen))..I will pray that this surgery will bring you some permanent relief to your pains & problems! Pls keep us posted....(((hugs)))