Ihsan's father was diagnosed with mouth/skin cancer or scientifically called squamous cell carcinoma about 8 months ago. It started out as simple pain that won't go away after he went to see a dentist and have one of his teeth pulled out. After thorough checkup, doctor said that there was presence of tumors in the mouth areas. He had already undergone one operation but recently the cancer had spread out to the other section of the mouth. And thus the 26 hours operation .. which have us flying back to Malaysia.
Alhamdulillah.. the operation was a success with the following procedures:
1. Removal of cancerous skin around the mouth
2. Removal of the iron placed in the chin (in the first operation few months back)
3. Bone taken from fibula - leg bone to reconstruct the chin
4. Flab taken from thigh to cover the mouth area
Quite an ordeal for an old man. May Allah give papa strength to bear the pain and speedy recovery and in good health for many more years to come.
These are some pictures taken during his stay in the ICU and some during his recovery process.Not for the faint hearted.
Day 5, setelah pembalut muka dibuang. The cancerous skin around the mouth was removed and replaced with the skin from the thigh (the lighter shade portion)