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Doctors Use Part Of Woman’s Arm To Make A Replacement Tongue After She Was Diagnosed With Cancer

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A British woman identified as  Rebecca Patterson has undergone groundbreaking surgery to replace her tongue with arm tissue after battling cancer.

Rebecca was 38 when she was diagnosed with tongue cancer in April 2018 shortly after getting engaged. She had a sore spot on her tongue and a white patch in her mouth for about eight years which never went away.

She was initially diagnosed with oral thrush but she was in so much pain she could barely speak or eat. She then had a biopsy and received the devastating call from a nurse telling her its ‘cancer’.

Patterson said: ‘You can never prepare yourself for hearing the words ”it’s cancer’. I sat in the consultant’s room trying to process what was happening thinking am I going to die?

Will I lose my tongue? How will life ever be normal again? My world had shattered into a million pieces. I remember saying to the consultant: ‘I can’t have cancer, my life with my fiancé is just beginning.’

‘I wanted answers to all these questions but didn’t want to hear them. I felt so overwhelmed with different emotions. I also kept flitting between feeling physically sick with worry – to relief that I finally had a concrete answer.’

After the diagnosis, Mrs Patterson underwent 11 and a half hours of surgery at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. Surgeons removed the right side of her tongue and then removed the skin and an artery from her left arm to build her a new tongue.

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The team of doctors also removed the right lymph nodes in her neck and two back teeth so the tongue would fit.

Patterson added: ‘I woke to find my arm bandaged, two drains coming out of my neck, a tracheostomy and a feeding tube.  ‘Whilst recovering in hospital, I went through a lot of ups and downs. I couldn’t speak for a week and could only communicate through writing everything down.

‘My trachea would leak, and I would end up with crusty secretions around my neck, my arm was like a dead weight and I had very restricted movement in my neck. ‘I couldn’t do anything independently and relied on the nurses to wash, dress and move me. I felt trapped inside my own body. My self-esteem was at an all-time low.’

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Teacher Beaten “Basa-Basa” By His JHS Student At Nungua

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An attempt by Mr. Moses Onyameasem to punish his JHS final year student for failing to do his homework has led to him receiving server assault from the student and his gang of friends.

According to the report Mr. Onyameasem who teaches at at Kroma 2 JHS at Nungua, a suburb of Accra gave his students homework but one pupil failed to do his.

The teacher ultimately punished him for failing to submit his homework. The student whose name is yet to be identified left the school to the house to mobilize his friends in sprinter trotro to storm the school and u leash beating to the said teacher who punished him.

But for the rescue of Sir Moses by his colleagues, he would have been beaten to death. He was rushed to the LEKMA hospital where his face was stitched and other wounds dressed before he was discharged.

This has led to the closure of all public schools in the area with teachers protesting they don’t feel safe.

No arrest has been made yet as authorities are investigating the matter.

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Man Utd Ready To Exchange Up To 3 Players For West Ham’s Declan Rice

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Manchester United is willing to offer any of Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, and Phil Jones to West Ham United in an attempt to sweeten a potential deal for midfielder Declan Rice.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has long been keen on Rice but declined to pull the trigger on a bid last summer when West Ham was seeking closer to the £70m marks, but the player’s representatives now think that deal could be done at around £50m.

That news has attracted both Liverpool and Manchester City, while long-term admirers Chelsea remain keen, but sources have confirmed to 90min that United are keen to steal a march on their rivals by offering up some players in exchange.

Of the players on offer, West Ham is likely to be most intrigued by Lingard, who is currently on loan at the London Stadium and has impressed with a return of three goals and an assist in his first four games.

United value Lingard, Matic, and Jones at a combined £30m, so they are prepared to offer some money upfront as well to meet West Ham’s asking price.

The Hammers are open to the idea of taking on players as part of the deal, although there are concerns over the kind of wages they may inherit. Lingard takes home £100,000-a-week at Old Trafford, while both Matic and Jones earn similar figures as well.

To try and sweeten the deal, United may have to cover some of their wages for at least 12 months, with West Ham reluctant to take on too much extra salary this summer.

United sees Rice as a holding midfielder but also value his ability to fill in at center-back. They hope to sign two new central defenders this summer, but landing Rice may plug two holes with one peg.

The 22-year-old is understood to be ready to make the move this summer, but a front-runner is yet to emerge. Chelsea was leading the race before Frank Lampard’s departure, though their interest has cooled since.

However, the Blues still remain interested, while both Liverpool and City are contemplating moves for Rice.

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Japan Appoints Sakamoto As Minister For Loneliness

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The Japanese Government has appointed their first ministry in charge of loneliness in a bid to curb the high suicide rate in the country.

The Asian country becomes the second country in the world to have such a ministry in Governance.

The new minster Tetsushi Sakamoto has been tasked to take charge of national matters with regards to individuals who are lonely for widely different reasons.

Women’s suicide rate has been on the rise in Japan. Sakamoto will be working to ensure the rate at which women commit suicide in Japan decrease.

Many of these suicide deaths in Japan have been identified to be related to relationship issues with partners.

The new minister will also be working to ensure people who have become affected directly and indirectly in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic are supported.

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