Re: FIrst visit in awhile
don't have the cyst, so I cannot help you there. The wait time before the surgery is always the most anxious time--it was for me, I take a lot of supplements and had to get off most of them.
While not hurting yourself from overdoing--best to keep somewhat busy to distract you. If you can go for walks, do easy pain free exercise to promote circulation, maintain upper body stregnth.
Double check your living situation--go to the post--do a double check. I even brought clothes out of the closet and had at a reachable level. Got a 12 inch foam wedge for the bed--really easy to sleep and get in and out of bed.
A friend brought lots of books--but mostly hard to read, except the paperbacks--the angle of my neck brace didn't make it comfortable.
Bring a soft pillow for driving--your head just bumps on the way home--see if you can get your medications prior to surgery.
Anyway--keep talking to your friends, ask for prayers, well wishes, etc.
Hope it goes well for you.