Author: Naomi Dorland
September is Desmoid Tumour Awareness Month.
What is a Desmoid Tumour I hear you ask? I didn’t know either, until I was diagnosed with one. And I certainly never expected to be diagnosed with a Desmoid Tumour after twin pregnancy.
A lump under my c-section scar
When our twins were about 17 months old, I was laying in bed and I realised that there was a solid “bump” at one end of my c-section scar. I’m not talking about an infected hair follicle sized bump, I’m talking about something that was firm, and felt like it was about the diameter of a golf ball.
I was lucky in that my stomach went all the way down, back to pre-baby size, very quickly. Also, I am of fairly slim build. When I lay on my back, my hip bones protrude. So this lump was easy to feel when I was laying down. When I stood up though, you could barely feel it. I was busy with our 17mth old twins, so I didn’t really worry. I’ve had at least a dozen lots of surgery for endometriosis, and I am extremely prone to adhesions. So I just assumed it was endometriosis adhesions or scar tissue adhesions. I decided to ignore it, as I didn’t have time to have more surgery to remove it, and it wasn’t life threatening. Or so I thought!Continue Reading →