Apr 25, 2001 - 10:03 am
First I want to say thank you to everyone who has posted to this group. It has been so helpful for me to read about the experiences of others. I had a squamous cell tumor on my tongue removed 13 years ago (age 32 nonsmoker) - I lost about 1/5 of my tongue. Also a modified radical on the right neck. No nodes were involved so I didn't have radiation. A new cancer appeared last December and I had surgery on what appeared to be a localized area. WRONG! It was back in March and led to more extensive surgery (I now have about 1/2 my tongue remaining) and left side modified dissection. There were 2 positive nodes so radiation is necessary this time. Right now I'm feeling pretty well. Talking somewhat and eating soft foods. However, I'm not looking forward to the next 6 weeks. Again it has been so helpful for me to read your experiences and especially your positive attitudes. I just wanted to say hello and I am looking forward to future discussions.