This is a picture of grandpa's ear with a cancerous spot. It is the very small dark spot you can see inside the upper curl of the ear. The doctor noticed it, took a little piece of it and the result was the surgery grandpa had yesterday morning. It turned out to be very aggressive and much larger under the skin.
Dr. Burr was very thorough and did a fine job of repair. He grafted a piece from behind the ear and at the top of the neck so that the ear would not be too deformed. It took about 4 hours to complete and we thought we were just going to be about an hour at the most. We have an appointment tomorrow morning (Sunday) to go have the dressing changed and the wound checked. Dr. Burr told us we were to go to Sacrament meeting and then to his office. So that is what we will do. Dr. Burr also called grandpa on Friday evening to see how he was doing. He was given an rx for pain med but has not had to use it yet.