Skip to main content

Man with cancerous tumor who lost half of his face nearly gave up on life.

A man who lost half of his face when doctors removed a cancerous tumour that had grown to the size of a melon has had it rebuilt by a pioneering surgeon.Tim McGrath, 38, was devastated when a rare form of soft tissue cancer called Synovial Sarcoma left him with a huge growth that had to be cut away by medics in 2015.The operation left Mr McGrath, from Michigan, "heartbroken" while he lived with exposed flesh for a year as his body rejected several attempts to reconstruct his face.But last year plastic surgeon Dr Kongkrit Chaiyasate agreed to help the patient, and managed to rebuild his face using flesh from his leg and forearm.Mr McGrath, who now plans to have further operations to rebuild his face, has called Dr Chaiyasate a "human angel".

He told the Mail online: "After the operation to remove the tumour I was heartbroken, I didn't realise that half of my face would be taken away and it wasn't until I went to Dr Chaiyasate that I start to feel real hope again."I was covered in scars from previous surgeries which limited my options for reconstruction but we went ahead and the outcome has been incredible." Dr Chaiyasate, of the Beaumont Hopsital in Royal Oak, Michigan was able to reconstructed his face using skin and muscle from his left leg, left forearm, and a flap from his forehead. Skin graphs were used to help the healing process."I currently can't drink liquid, eat through my mouth, or pronounce certain words, however my quality of life has improved massively,"he said.

The keen golfer said he was posting progression images on Facebook "to allow others to draw inspiration and allow others to step back a understand how grateful you should be for health and family and also being able to complete the simplest of human functions, eating, drinking, and talking".When Mr McGrath was first diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma in 2014, he sought none-surgical methods to treat his tumour for 18 months.He was fitted with a tracheostomy as the tumour doubled in size and invaded his mouth, leaving him breathing and eating through tubes in hospital.Radiation treatment shrank the mass down to the point where doctors could remove it during a 30 hour operation in October 2015.He told the Mail: "When I woke up I was in complete shock, as well as removing part of my face and bone structure, they had removed most of the muscle in my back, they had taken a rib, and they took part of my scapula and part of my shoulder too.

There were so many times when I wanted to give up and at times it was difficult to find the strength to carry on.I approached Dr Chaiyasate in April 2016 following a recommendation by a friend and the plastic surgeon has now performed five successful operations on his face.Further operations could allow Mr McGrath to eat and drink without tubes again.The self-employed electrician said his family and friends had organised fundraisers to help him pay off up to $50,000 for the treatment.His health insurance policy covered most of the costs, which he said totalled $1.2million for his first eight weeks in hospital.

Popular posts from this blog

Kim kardashian west confirms third baby news.

In a trailer for season 14 of "keeping up with the Kardashian," Kim Kardashian West appears to confirm the rumors from earlier this year that she and husband Kanye West are having a third baby.The 60-second clip, which Kardashian West shared on Twitter, features her speaking with sister Kloe Kardashian and then teasing, "What happens every time I say, 'Guess what?'"Khloe Kardashian,33,says it means someone is having a kid."We're having a baby!" Kardashian West then answers.The reality star and businesswoman,36,did not say how they are having the baby or if they are using a surrogate as other outlets reported earlier this summer.E! News,the network that hosts the family's show, also published the baby announcement.This would be the third child for the Wests, who are already parents to daughter North West and son Saint West.Kim isn't the only Kardashian who has been in the media lately regarding an expected baby. Last week, reports surfa…

Nigerian virrgin singer, Adokiye says she is ready to auction her virginity or lose it.

Adokiye ngozi kyrian yvonne aka Adokiye often talk about how she was able to keep her virginity till her adulthood and she is determined on remaining a virgin until marriage. Recently, her made global headlines after she offered her virginity to islamic militant sec, boko haram, in return for the over 200 abducted chibok school girls, but in an interview with new telegram, the tombolo crooner says she's ready to auction it. Below is an excerpt from the interview>>
Q; if you get the offer, would you auction you virginity for a million US dollar?
A; my brother, I no fit lie to you, if this economy situation continues, well, I would be left with no choice but to do so.
Q; which Nigerian male celebrity are you crushing on that you'd allow to de flower you and why?
A; I love davido, I think he has a good heart and I 'm guessing a lot of people don't know that he's very nic and soft hearted.
Q; why did you decide to offer your virginity to boko haram in exchange fo…

Gov Godwin Obaseki signs revised 2017 budget into law.

"Edo State Governor Mr.Godwin Obaseki has signed the 2017 budget revised down to 127 billion naira from its previous 150.6 billion into law.The governor said he feels a sense of accomplishment in signing the revised budget into law because with ten months into the fiscal year,a lot has been achieved in infrastructural development of the state.Explaining reason behind revision of the budget,Governor Obaseki emphasized it was to ensure transparency and credibility while being realistic as a government.“It has been a difficult year especially as revenue has not met expectation but this government is doing everything to provide the best service and fulfill its electioneering promises made to the people of Edo State.“We also created additional ministries such as Ministry of Science and Technology and did not want to vire expenditures from one sub head to another,rather we believed in doing things properly”.Speaking further,Obaseki said the revised budget also become necessary because …