February 28, 2011

PB Update

So, the results from the biopsy came in. Here we go........

PB has some history with the big C. Yeah.

This stems back almost 7 years. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

He has been through radiation and chemotherapy. He has been on an experimental treatment and it has been going well. Until December.

The original reason PB went in for a biopsy was because there was a new spot found by his doctor. A spot that was not there 90 days ago. His doctor wanted to be sure of what it was before they could figure out what to do with it.

Well, the spot is in his left lung. Yep. Now, he has an appointment with the doctor next week to figure out treatment options.

I know that he is very relieved to at least know that this is something that can be dealt with. Also, his doctor sounded extremely optimistic. This is a plus.

Now, until he has all the info in front of him, it feels like a hurry up and wait. Wait to find out what the options are. Wait to find out what the next step is. Hurry up and wait for the next appointment.

I am feeling quite a bit of relief knowing that the doctor is so positive about this. But, at the same time, I am feeling anxious about the next step. And it brings up a LOT of questions for me.
Why do they have to wait so long between appointments?
How come the experimental treatment didn't catch this spot?
How do I support PB through all of this?
How much do I tell my children, my friends, my family?

I know these questions, and I am sure many more, will be answered in due time. The waiting, and the wondering are the hardest part for me. And while I'm VERY anxious, I'm sure it NOTHING in comparison to how PB feels.

Please keep your fingers crossed for a positive/quick/relatively painless process for him. And send all your good ju-ju this way that I support him in the best way possible.

1 comment:

Crazy Mom of 2! said...

Sending all the love and prayers and great thoughts your way my dear!!!