Do you know what that is? I'm gonna tell you anyway, so hush up.
It is a 3 kilogram fluid-filled cyst, which has been 'living' inside of my brother's wife for at least 2 years. The two-hour long operation was such a success because according to the doctor, this is the first time for a long time that they actually took out the thing without breaking it, so all the contents of the cyst is still intact when the brought it out.
Part lame, part disgusting, also partially amazing though.
Thank god it is just a cyst, which means that it did not harm the body physiologically, unlike cancer cells. Here's some basic differences between the two.
Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood)
A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material
Anyway, Raya is done and it is time to start packing. Am going back to Egypt next Tuesday. For the record, this year is the raya-with-the-in-laws for my family, so no one is home. Perhaps next year would be better.