Hi all, I've been reading these forums for quite a while now and it seems that not many recoveries have gone well! I've suffered with a pilonidal cyst for 4 years plus but have it was only diagnosed in November last year. I recently attended my pre admission appointment and was told that I could be waiting up to 26 weeks for the op. I'm not quite sure what the medical term is for the op but the doctor said they would leave the wound open to heal and pack it. I'm getting married in September and really want to lose weight for the wedding (new years resolution ha) but more importantly I want to be able to be well enough to enjoy our day and have fun! Would people recommend waiting until after our wedding to go ahead with the surgery? Is it even possible to postpone surgery with the NHS? Or shall I just wait for my date and go ahead with it? The cyst can be really painful and sore, it does sometimes affect my sleep and more often it affects my job (I have a desk job so it gets very uncomfortable and painful!). But part of me thinks what's another 9 months with it! I've spoken about it with my family and friends but none of them seem to grasp quite how long the recovery period seems to be. Can anyone tell me when they got back into exercise after their ops? Or how active they could be during recovery? Thanks!