Keeping everyone updated is a lot of work! So we are going to try this for a bit and see how it goes. Thanks for reading this, thanks for having our backs, thanks for so much that will always be tough to put into words...
A brief recap of how we got here.
In the spring of 2016, Tim began to experience fevers. They'd come and go every few weeks, and over time they grew in frequency and intensity. After many doctor visits and even more tests, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on June 1, 2016. He began chemotherapy later in June, which wrapped up right after Thanksgiving. In January 2017, his scan showed that his cancer was in remission. After that, we had a busy 2017 - we both sold our houses, and we bought a new house together, affectionately named Dog Poop Acres. In August, a scruffy, underweight little foster dog named Bella arrived and made it clear she wasn't leaving, so we adopted her. And in November, we got engaged!
The fall of 2017 also brought the return of Tim's fevers. In October, he had a scan but it came back 'indeterminate' and his doctor ordered another scan for the end of November. In those 6 weeks, the fevers came and went like clockwork - every 10 days. The scan at the end of November, and subsequent biopsy, confirmed a recurrence of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The plan is to go for cure, as the doctor puts it. Tim began chemo again on Dec 14th. It immediately wiped out the fevers, so he's been able to enjoy the holidays in relatively better health. He has 3 more chemo treatments, which will last through the middle of February. After that, he will undergo a stem cell transplant.
Tim has been able to take leave from work, so he's focusing on treatment full time. We will keep you updated along the way, so stay tuned!