Thanks for the reply. My doctor was kind enough to answer my email and told me my numbness is not surprising since she dissected around the main nerve on the left side of my tongue. I'm hoping the nerve regrows because the numbness I'm sure is adding to the speech difficulties. She also said that she had to remove more of my tongue than expected since the first frozen section came back positive so she had to take bigger margins. She was hopeful based on initial biopsy that I wouldn't need anything more than the tongue surgery, so now I'm also nervous about needing lymph nodes removed and maybe more? Gah! I'm trying to take this one step at a time and not freak out, but...!