Several days back, I saw a male patient in the clinic. The poor chap has carcinoma of the penis (or in layman term, cancer of penis) with partial amputation of the penis done several months back. The wound and the stump was healing well. After asking some relevant questions and examined the patient, he asked me one question towards the end.
Patient : Doctor, "that place" can still grow back or not?
Me : (Thinking inside my heart - wah.. cut liao how to grow back woh?)
Me : Nope, cannot lah..
Me : (Wanting to tell him if hand or leg kena amputate, will it grow back ah?)
(The actual conversation was in Malay language).
I believe deep inside his heart, he knows the truth and the answer to his question, but he still dowan to give up "hope" kua? Hopefully someone will give him a different answer or something that he loves to hear? The truth really hurts, huh? Aiyh.....