Dermoid removal 7cm

Hi there, kinda new to this. Got my op through its on Tuesday. To remove an ovarian dermoid cyst. I have a 5yo and a 17mth old my partner works 7 days a wee and on a Tuesday he has college which he can't miss, so I have his mum taken the kids to school and nursery and the hosptial is I'm the other side of the city :( a think I might be selfish. But I want someone there with me, when I go down when I come back and at least to pick me up! I just want to go home with family after no a taxi or a bus :( is that so much to ask lol. I am worried sick and worried how I am going to cope afters cause he's not taken any days off work. So will I be bed bound? Will I be in a lot of pain ? And how long will I be off work? Quick brief update - 25. ca125 normal. No ovaca in family. Normally very healthy. Sorry for going on would just love to hear other peoples views on keyhole surgery. Thanks :)

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  • At my hospital they wouldn't let people go home without an escort, even in a taxi. It's not selfish at all.. You need someone with you in case you feel woozy.

    I don't know how long they keep you after keyhole surgery - mine was abdominal - but I didn't need anyone to take me into hospital. They didn't have room for relatives in the surgery lounge and you might be waiting for a long time if there are emergency cases ahead of you in the queue.

    I hope someone else will come along and help regarding recovery time after keyhole. Even after an abdomiinal, and a hysterectomy and omentectomy thrown into the mix, I was on my feet and out of hospital after three niights. Not bed-bound at all when I got home, but a lot of resting on the sofa, and ordinary pain-killers worked very well. But you will need someone to help you with the children, especially the toddler! College or no college.

  • Hi Good Luck for Tuesday. I had abdominal surgery but a lady on my ward had keyhole and stayed in hospital overnight. You are given lots of painkillers so you don't have a great deal

    of pain afterwards but will probably have to take the tablets for a few weeks, for me the

    pain was similar to a period pain. I think you wont be able to have anyone with you before

    your op as the nurses are busy getting everyone one ready for their ops. My husband took

    me to the ward but wasn't allowed to go in with me, don't worry because there will be

    other ladies in the ward with you. As for having someone waiting when you come back...

    you wont be aware who is there or not as you will be drifting in and out of a lovely sleep.

    You must have someone to help with the children and meals afterwards. You should have been

    told at the hospital you will need help for a few weeks as you will have to be very careful

    for about 6weeks afterwards.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and take care.

    Angie xx

  • Hi,

    My friends son drioped me off. So I was on my own waiting for operation. Was given a lively designer night dress with a slit at the back, and a pair of beautuful blue/green stockings. All the ladies in the waiting lounge were there for total like myself or keyhole surgery and met a lady I knew who was waiting fir a double masetomy. The humour from all was very good. The staff looked after me very well. Operation went well. Kept in for 4 days. Should have been 3 but bowels did not work until 4th day. 4 weeks on scar disappearing. But not well enough yet. Will be another 6 weeks at least before I can think about working. Keyhole surgery is not so long.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards

    Steadyteddy

  • You are not a bit selfish, you need some help coming out of hospital. If your partner cannot help you then try and look for home help because you will need help. Your partner could miss college for one night and maybe catch up with the work from someone in his class later on in the week. You are in a difficult position but you do need someone to care for you especially when you have smallies. All the best

  • Go to your doctor explain the situation , tell him you'v no help , u will get all the support you need from other woman at the hospital , hopefully they will provide home help for six weeks , send your ironing out 25 pounds or so 30 items , make this your first point of call , is your mother or mother in law not able to help , these bloody Tories have made such cuts I just hope home help us still available these days . If not speak to your sons school teacher tell her your position .explain your husbands hopeless in this situation . She will know someone who will pik up and drop off your child . As I say women support women in these situations . I have been very happy married for forty one years . My husband had cancer when he was twenty eight he's now sixty one .the health visitor came to see me told me there was a full time place

  • Go to your doctor explain the situation , tell him you'v no help , u will get all the support you need from other woman at the hospital , hopefully they will provide home help for six weeks , send your ironing out 25 pounds or so 30 items , make this your first point of call , is your mother or mother in law not able to help , these bloody Tories have made such cuts I just hope home help us still available these days . If not speak to your sons school teacher tell her your position .explain your husbands hopeless in this situation . She will know someone who will pik up and drop off your child . As I say women support women in these situations . I have been very happy married for forty one years . My husband had cancer when he was twenty eight he's now sixty one .the health visitor came to see me told me there was a full time place

  • In the nursery . Which I used I also took my daughter on my own for first day at school .your husband is in denial these days works don't care if u drop dead on the spot I am not bitter or angry just older .wiser get these things set up . Let us know how you get on best wishes xx

  • Hi there. My you have a lot to contend with having 2 very young children. I never had keyhole surgery so personally don't know how you will feel but we what I do know is this. You are about to undergo an anaesthetic and surgery. That in itself is going to take you time to recover from. I don't think you will be able to lift, especially your little one, so you are most likely going to need help at home. Have you discussed this with your partner?

    Its good that his mother is going to take the children to nursery and school for you. Can you approach her and ask if she would come and stay for a while when you get out, t o help with the children. She might just jump at the chance.

    I don't know what job your partner has but surely he would be entitled to time off to take you and bring you home from hospital.

    Surgery is a frightening experience for most of us. I was first on the morning theatre list, was admitted the day before. I didn't have anyone with me on that morning, I actually think it was better for me, I think I would have been too emotional had my husband been there. I told my family not to come up that afternoon as with the anaesthetic I would most likely sleep a lot. He did come up in the evening though, as did my daughters and his brother. I was in a much better state to talk to them all by that time.

    You are not being selfish at all. You do need to be practical however. Please speak to his mother. Do you have a friend who could accompany you to hospital? Good luck. Ann xo

  • Thanks so much for your replies am other half took me and picked me up he bloody knew better lol!

    Turns out once i had my dinostic lap my cyst was gone !! And I have endo got it all blasted away. Still in shock can't believe it. I don't hav a clue about it or how this is going to affect me. Called the docs for an update but they don't have my notes.

    3rd post op very sore :( gas pains gona they are horrible!! My tummys sore my sides and can't cough. Getting better each day so can't complain

    Thanks for ur nice comments and advice ❤️Means a lot xx