David Varkett

First post: 5/10/2016 Latest post: 6/20/2016
I get a lot of questions about how this started. I figured it should go here. Around the end of November I had what was thought to be an ear infection. After 2 weeks of antibiotics I developed a swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck and a dry spot on the same side in my throat.. Everyone thought this was a symptom of the ear infection. Another 2 weeks of antibiotics. The ear got mostly better but the lymph node did not. All the doctors said to give it a few more weeks. Apparently it can sometimes take several weeks for a swollen lymph node to heal. 2 more weeks and no progress. Then the biopsy and the ball was rolling..
I had no other symptoms but apparently this started long before November. If you have a lump GET IT CHECKED. The swollen lymph node is from the cancer poking through the wall of one lymph node and attaching to another lymph node making them one super node. Well it is 3:00am (side affects of radiation). Good night and god bless all of you!

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