1. Lymphoma diagnosis is a ‘non-hodgkins MALT’ lymphoma, supposedly slow growing and high probability of cure.
2. I am working with 2 local oncology/hematology groups (Dr. Reninger, Hershey Med Cancer Inst), and may reach out to a third (Andrews Patel)
3. PETScan on Thu 8/24 10:30am, Dr Appt Fri 8/25 2pm. The PETScan will reveal how far it has spread.
I have always had the greatest respect for Hershey Med. My ENT team did a great job! However, after my ENT specialist notified me of my imminent demise on Thu, I was disappointed in what happened next: no info (phone calls, emails, text); I called to find out what was going on and what I should expect and they said triage of patients was done on Mondays. On Tue I got a call to schedule an office appointment on Thu.
Compare that to Dr. Reninger: weekends calls from friends and doctor that referred him, Mon 8am call from him, PETScan scheduled in 3 days, appointment after the scan.
I grew up with MASH and totally get the idea of triage, and the fact that in this domain I might be the guy who gets aspirin and is told to wait in the waiting room. But the little things go along way.
I continue to be amazed at how God is before me on every front. If you do not have a church family and/or are not meeting with a bunch of guys on a regular basis, you should be! Thanks to all my friends and brothers on the Monday Panera team, the Tue & Thu Tremendous teams, the Fri Hub team, and the Sat Matthew Bible Study team, and of course the great saints at Aldersgate in Mechanicsburg!
My apologies to the rest of you who may the 2nd best wife in the world, but I have THE BEST WIFE IN THE WORLD! Love you Sheryl! (How God arranged that one remains possibly the biggest miracle/mystery in my life).
Everyone should have a sibling that is a doctor: Thanks Delmi for always being there and providing great insights and comfort!