The Vegetarian by Han Kang – Book Review

I got scared…

This week has been quite a weird and scary one for me. I was beyond ready to get back into the creative side of things and was planning and getting ready to start some filming and to continue on a couple of writing projects.

Then this happened:


I hadn’t been feeling well at the end of the week before this but on Saturday I felt pretty good. So I joined a summer party at work but was pretty careful. On Sunday evening I got some serious pain in my lower left belly. I got scared and considered going to the emergency room, but decided not to. So I went to bed and after a little while I regretted the decision not to go.

The pain got worse and made it impossible to sleep.

The very next morning I went to the emergency room and got a check up. They couldn’t quite pinpoint what it was so I got sent to the nearest hospital for a more thorough check and what they discovered was a 5-6cm cyst on the left ovary.

The first thing that came to mind when I heard the word cyst was cancer, and I got scared out of my mind. The doctors however assured me that cysts are quite normal and usually they disappear by themselves. But sometimes they act up and makes for a really painful experience.

I was had to stay at the hospital and they monitored how it all progressed while they worked on deciding if I needed an operation or not. After staying there for a little over twenty four hours I got to go home. They decided I didn’t need the operation, but I had to stay at home from work for a week and relax.

So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last week. I got really scared and then I got home and I was forced to be really lazy.

I’m feeling better at the moment, but I’m still experiencing some pain and discomfort.

But in times like these I’m so grateful for my friends and family for having my back and taking care of me 🙂