hi, Well, my cyst came on pretty quickly,within a week I had slight pain which I thought was sitting for too long due to travelling to 2 days later not being able to do anything but lay in bed on my side as it was so swollen and painful to walk,stand,sit,even roll over.I went to the dr who gave me painkillers and antibiotics because the skin was too hard to lance it. By the end of the week I was in EXCRUCIATING pain (I've broken bones and all kinds of things and that felt like nothing compared to this) and was laying in bed crying my little heart out before finally going back to the doctors as it had only gotten bigger. He referred me to the hospital and 6 hours of waiting I was seen and it was still too hard to lance,but also too big and they said lancing wouldnt fix it and local anesthetic wouldnt work. Anyway next day got the surgery,stayed overnight, got to fly home (yeah was on holiday at the time-woo) 2 days later and am now healing well. I had a 15cm drain that was left in because there was quite alot of pus etc (sorry,gross i know) and it's healing as an open wound. Yesterday I got the drain taken out because it's still oozing but coming through the wound instead of the tube,so I am getting daily packing into the hole which is 60cm of wick or whatever it's called. It hurts and is uncomfortable but nothing compared to the pain before the surgery. Had a week off work already and am hoping to not have too much more off. Anyway I've got off topic, my question was has anyone who has had open wound healing etc got reoccuring cysts? I've read 40-50% of people will,but surgery makes it less likely as it removes it more than lancing does. If anyone can share their experiences I would appreciate it muchly Thanks,and thanks if you read this whole thing too!