It’s been a week since I was healed and never felt so thankful to be able to walk without pain! It all started on Tuesday when I noticed a soreness every time I sat down and it was a soreness only on my left side. I realized that evening what it was. It’s happened twice before. The dreaded Bartholin’s Cyst has returned.
Bartholin’s Cyst is a cyst that has formed from the blocked duct of the Bartholin Gland that women have.
It was a tiny bump when I first noticed it on Tuesday and then by Thursday, I was definitely in a lot more pain when sitting down. I started sitting in a few inches of hot water in the tub for 10-15 minutes and would put a hot compress on it the rest of the time while I was sitting down.
My husband and I already prayed for my healing. I was reading scriptures related to healing and came upon Psalm 30:2 – Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. When I read that, it really stood out to me! I knew that particular scripture out of all the ones I had just read was for me.
By Friday, it was so large (about the size of an extra large marble) I would have my daughter help me as much as she could so I could stay on the couch. Having a 16 month old meant I still had to get up quite often. Thankfully my oldest was able to help occupy her most of the day and helped when she could.
As soon as my husband came home, I had him take over so I could stay in bed. The pain was so bad I had to go sit in the tub again hoping to get relief. It now hurt to sit in the tub even and wasn’t finding any relief . I sat and cried for a minute and got online searching to see if there was anything else I could do or take for this. I found a forum where people talked about taking Boiron Silicea 30 and it worked for them. My only problem was the fact that I’m still breastfeeding.
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, I wasn’t sleeping well because of the pain. Previously, I was able to find relief by laying in bed with a pillow under my legs but even now I was constantly feeling a dull pain. At 5 AM, the baby woke up and I as I got out of bed and slowly walked out my bedroom, I was in so much pain that I couldn’t go any further. My husband was just getting ready to leave for work so I asked him to get her out of the crib for me to nurse her. As I went to sit down on the couch, I just about cried from all the pain. Hubby asked if I wanted him to stay home and I told him yes as I couldn’t imagine being home with the girls by myself when I was in such pain.
The baby went back to bed after nursing and so did I. I somehow was able to fall back asleep for a few hours. Later that morning, I had to get up to use the bathroom and that was a huge chore! By the time I got back in bed, I started to say to God, “I can’t handle the pain any longer. It’s unbearable! Did you not hear my cry?” I was thinking about going to the ER to have them cut it to drain it and was even tempted to try to drain the darn cyst myself but I didn’t want to get cut.
I went back online again to search some more and found this thread where the person talked about using a mixture of calamine lotion, tea tree (melaleuca essential oil), and witch hazel, soaking a cotton ball in that mixture and putting it on the cyst. The poster said it burst and started to drain within the hour. I searched some more to see if there was anything else about tea tree oil (that’s all I had) and Bartholin’s Cyst. I clicked onto this post from the search results and my eyes got big when I got to this part of the post:
It helped a lot that I prayed and read my bible (“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me.” –Psalm 30:2) and acted early on the bump.
It was the Lord telling me He had indeed heard me. I could feel His presence and touch and started to cry. I just knew I was going to see my healing come to pass that day! I had my hubby bring me a cup with a little bit of coconut oil and the tea tree oil. I put about 10 drops into the oil and soaked a cotton ball with it and put it on my cyst. I changed it every couple of hours and it was late afternoon when I noticed I could shift positions in bed without any pain. I was excited the tea tree oil was working!! It was still painful to walk to use the bathroom. Around 6 pm I could tell I was feeling different and got up to walk out to the living room. I slowly walked out and realized there was ZERO pain! I called out to my hubby and started praising and thanking God! It was so awesome! There was still quite a bit of soreness but the excruciating pain was completely gone and a few hours later, even the soreness was gone.
I was so thankful to be able to go to church the next morning and not be agony and stuck in bed. I was so glad I was able to attend the memorial service of my friend’s daughter later that night, too!
I wanted to share this so anyone searching this issue would find this a help. For me, tea tree oil and God helped heal this and I pray I won’t be getting this ever again!