A mum was left in 'unbearable pain' and battling PTSD after she was diagnosed with a rare tumour in her BUM just two months before her wedding day.
Lauren Jennings rushed to hospital in June 2019 after experiencing searing pain and being unable to walk or sit upright. She was left shocked after she was diagnosed with a rare tumour known as a sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), that usually affects babies.
The mum-of-two was told she had a huge mass at the base of her spine and needed surgery urgently - but said she felt she 'couldn't' fall apart for the sake of her twin boys Jack and Freddie, aged just two at the time. READ MORE: Young dad-of-five dies weeks after horrific motorbike crash during dream trip to Thailand "At that moment, everything else just fell from my mind and all I could think about were my twin sons," Lauren told NeedToKnow.Online. “I couldn’t leave them without a mother and I couldn’t fall apart.
It was almost like I didn’t give myself time to get upset because I felt I needed to stay strong and fight whatever was headed our way." Due to the rare nature of the disease, Lauren was scheduled for her operation with one of 'only two surgeons in the UK able to perform it' in July that same year.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk