i recently had a cyst begin to drain which scared me because i had no idea what it was. went to the doc who sent me to a surgeon. plan to have the surgery in a week (9th) and then i have to move back to school the 25th. the surgeon plans on giving me a wound vac which i have heard speeds healing time. my question is how long should i expect to be in the healing process. i am 20 years old, extremely fit, eat very very well, and exercise a lot. i have had large open woulds before (granted on a smaller scale to this) and they healed relatively quickly. im worried this will prevent me from being able to enjoy my time at school as well as interfere with my academics. if you have any experience with this and are willing to share a helpful word, i would greatly appreciate it.