Medical science has come so far from what it had started, there was time when people didn’t even have medicines for fever but now we have plastic surgery and a few ways to cure even dangerous diseases like cancer. This man lost half of his face to cancer but the got it miraculously rebuilt, to know more about the story read the article.
Tim McGrath is a 38-year-old man.
Tim lived in Michigan, in the year 2014 Tim suddenly started experiencing a terrible pain in his jaw. He couldn’t understand why did his jaw suddenly started paining.
He went to have it checked out.
When Tim went to get it checked the doctors told him the pain was actually from a growing tumor, which was diagnosed as synovial sarcoma. According to the National Institutes of Health, synovial sarcoma is a rare and aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer.
There are usually no signs or symptoms at first.
The doctors also said that the tumor can rapidly form and expand, damaging the body systems around it.
The tumor grew.
The tumor eventually grew to the size of a softball on the left side of McGrath’s face, He tried looking into other alternatives to cure it in a non-surgical ways but after 18 months he opted to have the tumor removed. The surgery took 30 hours to perform, and he was in the hospital for seven weeks recovering.
After the surgery.
Though the doctors tried to reconstruct Tim’s face again but his body rejected the efforts which left the side of his face red, raw, and exposed. Tim said, “Eventually I was discharged and the cavity was closed but over time the transplant kept shrinking and I experienced numerous infections, there were so many times when I wanted to give up and at times it was difficult to find the strength to carry on.”
After dealing with numerous complications.
Tim finally decided to sought the help of Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate. The doctor suggested Tim for using skin from McGrath’s leg, forearm, and forehead to rebuild his face. And he was fine with the decision.
The new surgeries and recovery.
Tim was and thankful for Chaiyasate, and that the results have made him optimistic. “He has given me so much hope. I’ve had over 20 surgeries to date and five of those have been with Dr C, none of which have been rejected.”
Staying optimistic about his future.
Tim is looking forward to be optimistic and confident in life, he now runs a website called Tough Like Tim, which documents his life and offers hope and inspiration to others.