From a Bump to a Dent

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“Whoa, I haven’t seen one of these in a while!” said the doctor, a man in is mid-fifties. “Yeah, these are rare!”
“Lucky me!” I joked. “So what are they called?”
“Oh, I don’t know. I don’t think there’s any kind of label or name for them. Just know that these are pretty rare! This may well have formed at or before birth.”

As you may have noticed since I started shaving my head nearly 20 years ago, I have (er, had) a big bump on the back of my head. Nothing dangerous, just a bit unsightly. But being on the back of my head it was out of my sight and never bothered me any.

I decided to finally have it removed yesterday because, at a healthy 45 years old, I figured if I was ever going to have it out it was probably better to do it sooner than later.

Little did I know all this time that it was making me an “innie” as well as an “outie”. Apparently the bump worked both ways, putting pressure on my skull as it grew such that there is now a little dent where my bump used to be.

What was my headbump made of? I asked the young assistant when it was all over and she was applying my bandages:
“So how gross was it, really? You can tell me.”
“Ew, it was totally super gross, I’m not gonna lie. Be glad it’s not in your head any more.”
“But no brains squished out, right?”
“No, no brains squished out, silly. You’re all good.”

Yep, ten stitches later, all good.


I’m told the dent will be visible only after the swelling goes down, but that they did their best to make it less obvious.



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