Mike has a lymphoma (dr says there are about 50 kinds) which is moving fast. Was supposed to see oncologist tomorrow but he just called & said we have a bone marrow at 7:15 a.m. followed by a Pet Scan at 11. Said as soon as he decides what the treatment will be they will put in a port line. He believes that with EVERYTHING we have experienced over the past 18mo spine, lungs, etc that it has been this lymphoma the entire time but it just would NOT test out as lymphoma. Because we have spent the past yr basically destroying his immune system to keep the SEVERE Crohn's from killing him this cancer has had "free reign" to take over his body. Dr says it is a treatable cancer but with the immune system, the Crohn's, & the fact that he has perhaps had this as long as 2 yrs (something about it just kind of bubbling under the surface yet not strong enough to actually push thru & show up in tests as he has been tested for this over the months). We have a real battle on our hands. Saw the gastro this morn & said he would be working closely with the oncologist. At the moment I am terrified--first & foremost because he has been sooo sick this past mo & because the dr is approaching this with such an urgency--no more waiting for tests & results will be coming almost immediately. Oncologist pushed his schedule aside to do this bone marrow 1st thing in the a.m. as he said it can't wait--have to move fast. I have received some PM's from my cruise addict family & I appreciate your thoughts & prayers. I believe we are in the battle of our lives so your continued support is soooo appreciated.