We had our appointment at the cancer agency this week, and the news was as good as can be expected.
The results of the biopsy indicate that the subtype of Hodgkins is the least aggressive, and is slow growing. The recovery rate from treatment is also very optimistic.
This means that we will NOT have to induce baby, and that further diagnostic tests (involving radiation & chemicals) can resume AFTER baby is born.
...we can expect chemo to start about one month after the birth. I'm not sure what this means with respect to breastfeeding (i.e. if I can continue), but I'm feeling very blessed with the prognosis, and the fact that we don't have to 'push' baby, and that (s)he will have at least one month of breast milk.
...We also found out this week that my FIL has inoperable lung cancer...so my cancer pales in comparison, and thoughts of my treatment have been mentally set aside until we know what is happening with him.
Please pray for our family, particularly for DH...