Mouth SCC after throat cancer

Hi All,
I am looking for anyone who hs experience of hemiglossectomy and neck dissection, pain post op, recovery time, side effects etc.
My dad was diagnosed with a hypopharyngeal SCC in the summer and underwent 6 weeks RT with reduced chemo as he is already quite disabled by long term alcohol abuse.
Although treatment was grueling he had started to recover well when he developed lump under his tongue. He is now listed for surgery next week. He is already frail despite only being 68.
Any advice/experience good and bad would be gratefully read x
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