I hope this post finds people doing well and fighting hard to beat this ugly head and neck cancer. the surgery, chemo, and radiation were just debilitating and brutal. I finished treatments for tonsil cancer 11/1/09. I had a neck dissection surgery 7/24, not radical. Immediately after surgery, my left shoulder was extreemly sore, a nerve was cut. Also, I lost control of my left lower lip, another nerve damaged. My question is, once these nerves are cut/damaged, do they repair themselves? Has anyone experienced these symptoms after surgery? the crooked smile is livable, but annoying. Please let me know how similar cases have turned out. Peace and good luck. Alex.