In 2006 my doctor had retired so it was time to find a new one, my new doctor came highly recommended. The first time I saw him I felt completely comfortable with him and his staff. His initial exam and U/S showed I had a 12 cm hemorrhagic cyst on my Lt ovary so surgery was scheduled right away. I was very scared not knowing that the time what kind of cyst it was and if it contained cancer. In the end the cyst was mid line attached to my RT ovary which had to be removed but no cancer. Hystersysters was a life saver!
Jump ahead to November 2011, same doctor same problem. I had multiple cysts drained from 2006-2011 from my left ovary but now there are multiple cysts on it and it is time to remove it. My doctor said due to adhesion from previous surgeries including 2 c-sections, he would have to perform it abdominal. Needless to say, I was not happy but trusted my doctor. The appointment was made but I cancelled with a week to go, I wanted a second opinion.
The new doctor I saw was a perfect fit for me, both professionally and personally, he also said I did need to have a hysterectomy but he could do it robotically, boy was I relieved.
The day before my surgery I had to do bowel prep and be on a liquid diet. My surgery was scheduled for 1:15 pm so I stayed up late the night before so I could sleep in that morning.
11:45 - arrived at the hospital, was taken directly back to pre-op where an IV was placed in each hand and the million and one questions began.
2:00 I was finally given the "happy juice" I said goodbye to my family and remembered nothing else until I woke up in recovery.
6:00 pm was the first time I remember the time, I had some pain and the nurse right away administered some pain meds, all I could remember was how awful my eyes burned.
6:30 I was taken to my room, I could not open my eyes, they burned so bad that I could not think about any pain I was having which was very minimal. the nurses called the doctors and tried everything from rinsing my eyes with saline, sterile water and regular tap water in hopes to subside the burning, nothing helped. Finally at 4 a.m. I was able to open my eyes without the excessive burning but my vision was very blurry. The doctors feel that I had an allergic reaction to the tape they place on the eyes during surgery but I am not convinced.
6a.m Tuesday morning the catheder was removed,
but peeing did not start as expected. after one straight cath my bladder finally woke up and peeing came natural.
10 a. m the doctors associate came in to see me, although I could not see her...
she told me that I had mulitple hard cysts on my LT ovary which had to be removed, the cysts seemed to be benign. I also had adenomyosis, which I had never heard of but now it all makes sense.
1pm was going home and felt good, minimal gas pains and the only pain meds I was taking was 800 mg motrin.
At home had some minor gas pains in the shoulder but nothing like I had from previous surgeries. The gas rumbling in my stomach was bearable for the most part, Gas X really helped, I just made sure to drink lots of water and walk as much as I could.
By Thursday Day 4 my vision had returned to normal as had BM's.
Hystersysters was and is a God send, I found so much information on this site and am not afraid to ask any type of questions. I can honestly say I do not believe my recovery would have been this easy had it not been for these fantastic ladies.