Hi Jasmine. Late September 2001 I had a total glossectomy with neck dissection.
A piece of muscle from my chest was used for the flap (my bespoke tongue!).
I've been very lucky I think in that I've had no real problems. The only moans I've got are (a) loss of strength and some mobility in my left arm, and (b) I'm still fetching up loads of mucus.
I can't take solid food and feed thru' a PEG tube, but I was told of that before the op. Virtually no taste, and a little problem with speech.
Apart from those - I'm fine, thank God