I'm 67 years old and was diagnosed with tongue cancer mid 2017. Since then, I've endured two rounds of radiotherapy (8 weeks, then 6 weeks), and my most recent surgery involved a total glossectomy. My lastest check up was a week ago and given the all clear. I'm very lucky that: 1. I have the love and support from my family and friends 2. I'm still actively working and enjoying my work as a practising accountant 3. I'm in incredibly good spirits and philosophical about it I do struggle with a speech impediment and being unable to eat solid food. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced what I've gone through and in particular, how to deal with excessive salivation in addition with the loss of a tongue, with speech problems and eating normally.
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