Thursday, June 05, 2008

After Operation

I had my operation on april 16 2008. It was a total glossectomy whereby the whole tongue is removed and the doctor made a flap which consists of some tissue taken from my chest. The artificial tongue is non-functional. This simply means that speaking and eating are greatly affected. After the 9 hour operation, I was pushed to the ICU where I stayed for a day and a half. There all kinds of tubes inserted into my body. My chin and cheeks were swollen. After the ICU, I was transferred into the ward where the nurses monitored my progress. I was fed through the tube for i could not take anything orally. That happened for 2 weeks. I could not talk at all. Had to communicate via the handphone and laptop.


Musafir said...

Salam Sister,
My family and I wish you all the best. Alhamdulillah you are recovering very well and we admire your courage and determination. You are so positive and mentally strong.

That is all for now.

HighFlyer said...

Salam to musafir:
Thank you very much for your kind, motivating words. I believe things happen for a reason. Now, I have to psych myself up for different ways of doing things that most of us take for granted.

Thanks again.