Finally got back the results from the bone marrow biopsy. There is no cancer cells in the bone marrow. Yea! I will start treatments next Thursday. She said to plan on being there for awhile. We discussed some treatments with the Doctor before so I am waiting to hear exactly what is going on. Some have asked for a little more detail. I have Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, B-cell , follicular. It is a stage 3, which means that it is on both sides of the diaghram, in my case from the neck to the thighs. It is stage one (indolent) meaning that it is slow growing, treatable, but can reoccur. There is no reason to think that it cannot go into remission. We are certainly counting on that. We went to the temple last night for our last temple sealing group in the Ogden Temple before it closes on April 1st. The temple is a great place to go for comfort and peace. So we will be visiting other temples for the next 3 years. We are teaching a Temple Prep class right now to nine people, five of whom are young men getting ready to go on missions. also a mother who is a convert, and a couple. Teaching and feeling of each of their spirits is a blessing.
Wonderful news for my brother, Richard. He is being released to go home to Montana. His bone marrow transplant is doing great and some of his follow-ups can be done with his Oncologist up there. He will still have to come back here about every 6 weeks for awhile. He has gone through a lot to get to this point and we will continue to keep him in our prayers.
Thanks again for all of your support and prayers. I feel them. Love you all, Margo