Hi Betty Jane,
Yes, I am also waiting to get surgery re-scheduled, and the numberness you refer to will get worse. I now have total numbness in one side of my face, my scalp, my gums, my tongue, even that side of my throat is effected. As it progresses, you will adjust, but just be careful biting while eating, hot liquids, etc. The good news is that we do not have any pre-operation paralysis in our faces. So we can be thankful for the little things.