My tongue is now virtually useless. The muscle on the left side is totally gone and is very swollen - the right side is catching up. Can't even try to start talking until I have removed a whole lot of sludge from my mouth and even then everything is pretty unintelligible. Have sort of been in this situation before - a very long time ago - but that was caused by a bruised brain ('what brain?' I hear you ask) when I knew exactly what I wanted to say, could make noises but couldn't form words. However, on that occasion I was assured that it would come right. It did, but I don't see that there is any chance at all that this is going to come right. I keep doing what I can about the tongue exercises but things are going downhill too fast for there to be any hope there. God knows what they will do with me.
Yes, there is always someone worse off, but it is still painful and frustrating!
Apologies for the bit of a rant......
Life's a bitch - then it has puppies.