Gerald says his desmoid tumor journey began with “literally a pain in the neck.” After seeing a lump on his left shoulder, he went to urgent care the next day and was told it was a lymphedema and “nothing to worry about.” But the pain wouldn’t go away. An MRI left more questions and Gerald was sent to a surgeon for removal. The pathology revealed it was a desmoid tumor. Unfortunately, the tumor grew back in four months and was removed a second time. It grew back for the third time. Fortunately, after undergoing treatment, the tumor has disappeared.
“Having this condition has left me feeling alone due to the medical professionals not really knowing what to do. However, with prayer and complete trust in God, I know I will get through this journey!”