I recently was diagnosed with pelvic congestion, and underwent an embolization of the veins. I am 24, thin, and very healthy. I have a daughter who is two. I have had a loooong history of ovarian cysts (3 required surgery, 5 hospitalizations). So the embolization was done about 8 weeks ago, and needless to say it did not work as planned. The doctor said I have one of the worst cases of pelvic varices he has ever seen. My ct scan looks like my ovary has become medusa there are so many veins, which my ovary is tangled in. So after eight weeks of waiting in excruciating pain, my vascular surgeon and OB have decided to do a surgery together to remove the veins and ovary as well. He said my other ovary was healthy, and the one being removed is not really functioning other than growing cysts and causing pain. Because of the severity of the veins they are going to have to do the surgery open, not laposcropically. I was just wondering what I can expect after the surgery, and has any one else ever dealt with any of this? I am scheduled to stay at the hospital for at least one night, possibly more, depending on what happens during surgery.
Thanks for any help, or related experiences!!