Hey good luck. Take care. It’s a tough journey. Yes the swelling will take a while to settle down. Mine took about 8 weeks to stabilise and more than 12 weeks to satisfactorily heal. I couldn’t talk for a week and my speech improved very very significantly over time. Now it’s about 95% normal. My surgery was 2 years ago. Eating is really rough. I didn’t eat smooth food for 2 weeks and then went into mashed up food for 8 weeks.
Keel going and keep fighting.
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