I had a partial glossectomy (left anterior) with selective neck dissection done about 18 days ago. The removed portion was small, recovery went well, and pathology results were good.
However, the numbness of my tongue has been replaced with a significant sensitivity/pain. I would expect that; however, the sensitivity is on the front-top and tip of my tongue, areas not directly touched during surgery.
I still have several stitches yet to dissolve, and am aware that nerve regeneration could be (and likely is) partially/greatly responsible. Nevertheless, given the fact that this is a cancer issue, I'm concerned.
If any of you have had a similar procedure and can provide any insight, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thank you in advance.