Having partial next week

Was diagnosed with probably T1 SCC on right side of tongue (midway up).  Having surgery to remove it. Not sure how much they will have to take out but it certainly will be less than half. I’d say the tumor is a little over 1 cm though it seems quite deep. I’m lucky that it’s not bigger. Doc says he expects speech to be good unless there are some surprises when he takes the tongue out.  No sign of spread to lymph nodes so radiation is unlikely (thank god). For those with partials - how hard was the recovery? How long until you could eat sold food? How’s the speech? Still can’t believe I’ll be saying goodbye to part of my tongue. 43, never smoked. Unreal. 

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