At 8:47am this morning Dr. MacPherson, the drug therapy oncologist I met with last week called to give me the results of my bone marrow biopsy. I quickly put him on speaker phone and called Faith over and we listened as he told us that there was no sign of multiple myeloma, only plasmacytoma.
A little refresher course is that I was told I had at least plasmacytoma (blood cancer with one tumor), plasmacytoma untreated becomes multiple myeloma. A bone marrow biopsy confirms where the cancer is at whether it's only plasmacytoma or multiple myeloma. There is no cure for multiple myeloma, just treatment till one dies. Plasmacytoma on the other hand can be cured, which is GREAT news for my little family!
What treatment I'll get and how long it will take - all those details will emerge over the next week. The results of my 24 hour urine sample and blood sample have yet to come in, when it does it won't change the diagnosis; it's my understanding that it will show what stage the plasmacytoma is at (or something along those lines).
I have a million thoughts and feelings racing through my head. In the last 40 minutes I have laughed and cried. Thank you so very much for all the prayers, care, support - it has made a world of difference.