It’s a Brand New Day… Mo’s Story

Moriah Yarboro’s story is part of UNC REX Healthcare’s Brand New Day patient story series. Mo, as she liked to be called, is a budding volleyball player at NC State who was thrown a major curve ball when an ovarian cyst was discovered last year. Listen to her story about how her tango with the da Vinci® robot at Rex Hospital got her through a scary situation with ease.

Morning, after morning, after morning of pains and suffering I felt that I would be sick forever. Until one night the pain was just unbearable. That was the night I went to the Rex emergency room to get to the bottom of my pain.

The nurses and doctors where so quick to find my cure. The problem was my ovaries; I had a a dermoid cyst on my ovary. No less than two days later I was being prepped for surgery. Dr Inge was performing surgery to have my ovary removed using the da Vinci® surgical robot.

With minimal pain and fast recovery I was back on my feet walking around the day after. Within less than I week I was back on the court playing volleyball. I am so thankful to all the staff at Rex for all the support and hard work to get me healthy and back on my feet again.

-Moriah “Mo” Yarboro