You’ve been on my mind over the last couple of weeks. Glad you posted today. I’m so glad to read that your symptoms have improved in so many ways. The numbness you still have is likely to last awhile. I still have a spot along my jawline that’s not totally “feeling” & my last surgery was almost 4 yrs ago. Since not having full sensation there doesn’t affect my ability to function normally, I forget about it. I suspect you’ll get most if not all the feeling back in that part of your neck/under jaw.
about your dog! I am an animal lover & definitely a dog person. We lost both of ours to cancer some years ago so I totally empathize with your situation. How hard to have so much on your plate & still be healing from your surgery.
I will be praying for all the pieces to come together quickly & soon so you can get back to living more normally. Stress slows healing so try to take lots of deep breaths (this helps the sympathetic nervous system relax & unstress a bit) & focus on the things that are good in your life. All these difficulties will pass, & there will be happier days ahead.
Sending a hug & a promise to keep praying for you .