Kristen (xx_socold_xx) wrote in vaginapagina,

Bartholin gland cyst, part 498402

I wish I kept track of my other entries about this, but alas, I didn't. Maybe some of you remember anyway. Back in July, I had a bartholin gland cyst turn into an abscess and I had to go to the ER to get it drained. They didn't do anything but drain it and pack it with gauze, so in August, it came back again. I went to my gynecologist to get a word catheter put in it to hopefully put an end to it, but the cyst wasn't big enough so it was just drained. My gyno told me to let them know when it came back again, and I would have to wait for it to get a bit bigger so they could properly insert the word catheter. Well, the day before yesterday, I noticed it was coming back. :( So unless this thing goes down on its own (which I REALLY wish it would, but I doubt it), I will probably have to go to the gyno at some point next week and have my "surgery".

The only thing is that I'm a full-time student and go to class Monday-Thursday. I have no idea when I should go see my gyno. Ideally, it would be nice if I could get my stuff taken care of on Thursday afternoon, so I have the rest of Thursday, Friday, and all weekend to recover so that hopefully I won't miss any class. But, that may not happen. Has anyone had a word catheter inserted for treatment of a bartholin gland cyst? I know last time when I just got it drained, I was really sore and felt miserable afterward. If I got it done on say, Tuesday, is there a possibility I could still make it to class the next day, or should I be giving my body some time to recover afterward? I'm just trying to figure out when I need to schedule this. :\

And what about aftercare? Do I need to do anything special? Can I take baths? 
Should I be doing anything right now, besides hot sitz baths and the like? 
I need some words of advice and comfort, especially from anyone who has had this done before. I'm really nervous.
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