All your thoughts and prayers must have worked. The cancer did not spread to the bone marrow! I cannot tell you how relieved I feel knowing that. They said the results would not be back for 4 days, but apparently my FIL has some major power of persuasion.
Today we had a visit from a home health nurse. She showed me how to flush John's PICC line for chemo. That was an interesting experience. I never thought I'd be doing something like that. It's simple and easy enough, but strange nonetheless. I guess you could start calling me McDreamy.
John had to have another biopsy surgery yesterday. The sample that they retrieved the first time was too fibrous and it was hard to get a good read on it. Luckily he didn't have to stay overnight and was able to rest comfortably at home. He's tired, but feeling well. I'm tired because I kept waking up to check on him. Everytime he'd cough or move, I'd say "are you ok??" He'd respond, "I'm fine, just go back to sleep." Of course, easier said than done, and now I'm really feeling it. I would have taken a nap if I hadn't been so consumed with trying to clean up for the nurse. I didn't want her to think we were complete slobs. I wonder what she did think of our house anyway. It is a huge mess. One that I'm willing to live with for the time being.
Anyway, all is well for now. We'll probably meet with the doctor next week to discuss chemo options. He'll probably have the option to either do a less intense treatment for longer, or a shorter one that is more frequent. I have no idea how that will work out.
I'm glad to be past all the initial tests. They think that it is probably Hodgkin's disease, but we'll know for sure (hopefully) in a couple of days. Once the chemo starts it'll probably be a whole new journey.
I wanted to say thanks again for all your kind words. They really have helped me get through the initial shock of it all! I'll probably return for some regular crafting posts this week. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm not running around like a chicken with my head cut off!