I will try to place this posting in context so that it is not all about me.
A week ago, I was hospitalized to have a biopsy performed on my tongue, and to have a tracheotomy (a tube in my throat to facilitate breathing). A mysteriously swelling of my tongue was beginning to block my airway, so I got a trach --rhymes with "brake"-- so I can breathe, and a G-tube into my stomach so I can eat.
The pathology report showed that I have cancer, and treatment is imminent. One of the treatment strategies is to remove my tongue, although that is worse-case scenario.
I've had a week to absorb the news. You can read more in my blog: [pospedpaul.blogspot.com
A question for the Stones community:
What kind of cancer did (does?) Charlie have? Can someone point me to the full story?
As a Stones fan, I've always held my tongue (and others') in high regard. I sure don't want to lose mine.