Yesterday I sent my DH off to the gym while I puttered around the house and trying to get some things done before my surgery next week. Needless to say, I have not gotten a whole lot done as I really can't seem to concentrate on a whole lot these days. While taking a break, the phone rang and it was the doc from the cancer center in Orlando. Suffice it to say, my heart went into my throat and I quickly sat down in a chair prepared for the worst.
The doc told me that he had all the labs and the biopsy results from the bone marrow test. My DH does NOT have any kind of malignancy or cancer! While the normal level is 4% and his is 5%, the doc was quick to say that the elevation can be caused by an allergy, such as DH's atopic dermatitis that he picked up in Vietnam!! I asked several questions and he told me he was so sure that we do not have to return to the cancer center. We do have a follow up with the doc who ordered the biopsy to go over all the results and where we go from here. The biopsy would not have been done at all but for the allergist telling the doc who ordered all the testing that it was NOT allergy related! Believe me, that arrogant doc is going to get an ear full when we go for the allergy follow up with him. We are also going to find another allergist as this one does NOT like to answer questions, talks down to you and acts like his patients don't have a brain in their head.
When I hung up the phone I immediately broke down and cried and offered up a prayer of thanks. When my DH got home from the gym I ran out the door, greeted him in the driveway with the biggest hug and kiss I could muster and the pain in the neck and back I immediately felt be damned! He asked what brought that on and I told him about the call from the doc. He immediately let out a yell, started doing a happy dance and announced we were going out to dinner to celebrate!
Another bit of good news was that our house in Michigan that we've had on the market for the past 7 months may have sold. It is contingent on the couple being able to get the financing and, if they are successful, we will probably be settling around the first of March.
This has been an extremely stressful time for me and my DH, and in trying to keep my sanity, I started working on Judy Neimeyer's Batik Star Double Wedding Ring quilt for a king size bed. So far, I have pieced together 1,897 pieces forming the arcs and have started on the curved pieces with the stars. Now when the quilt is finished it will signify the bond we have with each other, with a love that, like the rings, has no beginning nor end. We are stronger and closer than ever for having gone through this bit of chaos.
In addition to thanking the man upstairs for answering our prayers, I must also thank my internet "family" for their prayers, support and words of encouragement. Without YOU, I would have crumbled long ago. YOU helped give me the strength I needed to go forward and to hope and for that I will forever be grateful. God bless you all.