The Doc called yesterday with the diagnosis. I've got multiple myeloma. I've been avoiding learning too much about it even though that is what has been suspected. I didn't want to waste energy learning about something the that I 'might' have. Now I'll be spending some time on that website, multiplemyeloma.org.
First today we are off to Roseville to pick up my chemo drugs. Luckily I get to take them orally. Sounds like the side effects aren't too gnarly; just drowsiness which is the primary side effect on everything else I am taking so... whatever. I'll be on the chemo for a few months. Perhaps then a bone marrow transplant but that is yet to be determined. It was hard to get the news all over again. I thought I had my mind wrapped around having cancer but it feels a little like I am starting over again.
The Chickenhawk and I were awake for a couple hours last night. We did some good talking. She is feeling a lot of anger, and who blames her. We had a pretty sweet life up until now. I've got a lot of things that I have to give up and so does she. For all of you sending good thoughts, prayers, healing vibes and cosmic psycho rays please send some to her. This is going to be a major test for her. For my part, I am going to give her as much love and support as I can.
So here we go into the next phase. I am ready.