Oct 18, 2012 - 4:03 pm
In the summer of 2011 I was diagnosed again with cancer under my tongue. I had surgery and the right side of my tongue was attached to the floor of my mouth. Two weeks later I went on vacation with my family and was fine.
My daughter was due to have her first child - my first grandchild - this past September. In late July I had symptoms on the left side of my tongue that made me realize the beast was back. I held off treatment because I wanted my daughter to have the baby with no stress. At the end of August I couldn't hold off any longer and saw my ENT oncologist. He agreed to let me wait until the baby was born but scheduled surgery for September 17. My beautiful grandson was born September 4. My surgery went well - they got clear margins. They removed a thumb nail size portion of my tongue. Almost 5 weeks post surgery I am in a good deal of pain - tongue, mouth and ear. My ENT says it is normal but I wonder if anyone has been through this and how long I will be on medication and not able to eat. I would appreciate any input as to how to deal with this situation.
Thanks so much.