So I've just been discharged from hospital after undergoing surgery last Tuesday. They removed part of my tongue and reconstructed it with tissue from my wrist before performing a full neck dissection. Originally they were only going to do part of the neck but the day before surgery they had a meeting and decided it was best to remove everything.
I was ok the first two days post op then had a what we reckon was a panic attack back on the ward and I ended up having to get the tracheostomy put back in for a few hours but things improved over the weekend and was allowed home last night. I have to go back to outpatients on Friday to get the stitches and dressings removed from my arm.
Just wondered if anyone has been through similar surgery and how you found recovery. Plus if anyone has any meal ideas! I've been advised to stay on a liquid diet fr a while before moving on to soft foods. They discovered on Monday that I have tonsillitis on top of everything else so it has been quite hard to swallow anything too thick.