Hello @caw and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will notice that I updated the title of your post slightly and also included it in the Head & Neck Cancer group to allow for more people to find this discussion in order to make some connections.
Because this diagnosis is rare, connecting with others who can understand what you have been going through can be difficult but also so important. It is great that you have reached out to this community for support and to make connections.
While we wait for others to join in, would you mind sharing how you are doing 8-months post operation and what has been most challenging for you along this journey?