Hi everyone...I am writing to hopefully find some answers and/or support that I can bring back to my Dad. After deciding on a partial glossectomy (late Feb) to treat his tongue cancer (2 prior smaller sugeries, a first round of radiation and a chemo-like treatment kept it at bay for less than a year the last time), my father began a twice a day radiation/once a day chemo treatment for 5 days on, 7 days off (first week of April, 5 weeks post op). He concludes his last week tomorrow. His tongue was extremely swollen (almost 1/2 or more out of his mouth significantly after 2 weeks post opt) and although it reduced to where he could almost fit in in his mouth (around Easter time), it has slowly begun to swell again. He is getting very discouraged, and this week of "rest" has been his worst. Besides a marked increase in secreations (he has a temporary trach), he said that whenever he does try to move his tongue, it feels as if his teeth are biting into his tongue. He had some sort of teeth guard about 3 weeks post op, but they did not stay in. I think between reading positive outcomes and consulting with the team prior to the surgery, he was expecting more progress at this point (about 2 and a half months out). He has a G Tube and with the trach is not able to talk yet (he uses his IPAD which has a voice activated app), however he was eager to begin speech and swallowing therapy (not sure if this typically begins to occur when rad/chem is complete) and is feeling as if his tongue will NEVER go down...Any advice or any comforting words would so be appreciated...I love my dad and it has felt powerless being able to help him and my mom so little...I appreciate all of the posts in the past...they are so encouraging to read and hope that there might be readers out there whose swelling was also slow to reduce (but did eventually) or those who might have an idea as to why he continues to have minimal healing. Oh, he is also at what I think is the probably the most renowned cancer treatment center in their state...They drive from 3 hrs away and stay at an American Cancer Society supported house that has been incredibly wonderful.