Hello all! It doesn't look like much has been posted here for awhile. I am scheduled to have one ovary removed this Friday, as well as a D&C. I have a 5 cm cyst on the ovary, and am post-menopausal. My gyno suggested watchful waiting with an ultrasound every 3 months to gauge change. I went in wanting a total hysterectomy, just to rid myself of current and future worry. We settled on the procedure I am having this week, with the stipulation that I am signing a release pre-surgery saying he takes everything then and there if any sign of concern. He agreed. As far as recovery, I was a bit taken aback by some of the stories here, because my doc said I can return to work on MONDAY! My procedure will be laparoscopic, so that is probably why. But even the laparoscopic folks here seem to not fit the recovery story I was told. But I am approaching it with the goal to return to my office job on Monday. I'll touch base post-surgery and let you know how right I was ... or wasn't.