You will have had your cancer surgery. I had mine during May 2011, discharged from hospital 12 days later followed by 20 doses of radiotherapy. You can see from my photograph how my head is now. My facial nerve was cut. I had to learn how to regain my balance having had one ear removed, how to speak to be understood, how to eat and drink without spilling fluid down the front of my shirt.
For the first three years I could only drink using a special straw. I could not close my left eye and had a gold weight fitted to upper eyelid. Movement of my left arm has also been left restricted.