I am a 17 year old female and I have been diagnosed with a pilonidal sinus. The doctor said she doesn't see a cyst but just a sinus. I have a surgery scheduled next Friday and I'm freaking out about it. She said she is going to just filet it open and do something called marsupialization. I'm terrified honestly because I hate this stuff. Anything with blood and needles and surgery. When I was at the doctor a few weeks ago I almost passed out just from her talking about it. I got all lightheaded and sweaty. I don't know how I'm supposed to survive a surgery. I'm so freaked out about being put to sleep and the iv in my arm I don't know what I'm going to do. And then I'm worried about the pain after. I live in Atlanta so I am having one of the best colon and rectal surgeons perform this surgery which they have done many times. I just need some reassurance. How was your experience with the surgery and and aftercare? She said I should only have a week recovery unless she finds a cyst or something which could be longer. Any advice? What was your experience like?