Lee Davis

First post: Jun 22, 2021 Latest post: Jul 27, 2022
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Hi friends the past eight months have been a very interesting journey for me and my family. It started with breathing issues noted during an annual physical in late October 2020. So after breathing tests, stress tests and blood work, visit with a pulmonologist and a allergist I learned I have a allergic asthma and I am allergic to a lot of crap. I also found out I have a high count of fungal infection in my blood. While looking into that issue I had a CT-scan and my lungs look good but, my stomach is almost fully above my diaphragm (intra thoracic stomach) hiatal hernia. And it may be impacting my left lung and that became the new priority. While preparing for the surgery on June 7th I noticed a significant swelling on my right neck. My PCP wanted that checked out ASAP and put me in touch with a ENT who ordered up a biopsy. 
You don’t think much about it when you watch them guide the fine needle and larger gauge needle into your neck and into the  large lymph nodes on your neck. You think it’s just some infection.
On June 4th I met with the ENT a couple days before my hiatal hernia surgery. She was great in her manner of letting me know that the biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma. That’s right I have cancer and it’s treatable. So catching you up, I had surgery to fix my stomach and am recovering on my soft diet. I have met with a radiologist, I had a PET scan that indicates the cancer is confined. There is something on my liver that lit up. I have a biopsy scheduled for Tuesday for that and then also meet with a oncologist. Then together with my medical team we will develop a plan of attack. 
Kristin will most likely set up a caring bridge page so you can follow along if you choose to. I feel better pouring this out there.
And for all you men out there when something is not right get it checked out,  there are no more capes for sale.

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