Total laryngectomy with a total glossectomy

Hi- my husband is 31 years old and he is about to undergo a total laryngectomy with a total glossectomy due to the stage 4 cancer on the base of his tongue.
We are scared and even though he has great doctors that described the surgery for us we would like to hear advice from anyone that has had this surgery or a similar one.

How is the quality of life after this surgery? My husband doesn't want to live without eating or speaking ever again but I know that hearing from someone that has gone through it might help.

Does anyone know about any devices that can help him with communication without a tongue or voice box?

Thank you for any support you can provide.


Viviana
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