Support appreciated

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Support appreciated

by Goddess on Sun Aug 06, 2017 02:59 AM

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I am newly diagnosed with squamish cell carcinoma on my tongue. I have been working with an alternative practitioner to treat my condition for 2 months and have not seen improvment. So I have decided to go with surgery. I am overhwlemed, as I public speak for a living and am afraid my functioning will not allow me to continue with the work that I love. The surgeon has indicated that it will be a minor adjustment for me, and that I will be able to eat and speak with only minor adjustment after recovery. I am not sure I trust this, as I have found the information provided to me has been vague at times and not clear. I know there is no crystal ball, but some honesty would help me in my planning. I am trying to figure out even, how much recovery time I need to heal before I can even consider working. I am unsure at times and confident at other times. My body is strong and I hope for quick recovery, but I also want to be realistic. I do not have a lot of support either, which is sometimes the thing that makes this the most difficult for me. My family is too dysfunctional to provide true support and my network of friends is small. Any support, words of advice or encouargement would be apprecited.

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by Lesley88 on Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 PM

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I have only just seen your post. I am sorry no one answered it. How did your surgery go?

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by Mari0512 on Thu Jun 21, 2018 06:08 PM

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Hi Goddess, I'm really sorry to hear about your situation. I know its been a year but how are you doing? I hope you are coping well.

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