Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Went to the doctor yesterday. I've had a pilonidial cyst for about 5 years now, and I am having it removed on November 4. I am very nervous about the surgery. I've had a cesarean birth for my son in 2006, but this will be the first time in my whole life that I will be "put to sleep" for surgery. I'm also worried about the recovery. My husband Adam will be home for a week or so and I think my mother-in-law will come help, but the doc says this type surgery takes a long time to heal. I have to either lie down or stand up, but sit and walk very little. I'm very self-reliant and don't like the idea of not being able to do much for 4 weeks.
I'm also concerned about gaining weight while I'm recovering. I'm thinking that if I cut my calories back to around 1100 a day, I can offset the fact that I'm not exercising. Has anyone reading this ever had this kind of surgery? Does anyone have any tips for me to help me not to gain weight from limited mobility after surgery?