Thanks for all the support, guys.
Home for a few to try and unwind the brain for awhile, and will hopefully get the wife here and away from the hospital soon enough ... for at least a few hours, though it is, of coarse, hard to be away, the little girl needs time to herself as well.
We do know a little more and things are looking up, as weird as that sounds when you are talking about Cancer but ...
She has Medialstinal Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Mediastinal being the location (in the chest cavity) and the rest being the type of cells. As far as having Cancer goes it isn't the one you would prefer (Hodgkins Lymphoma is the easiest to battle), but this is the next "best" Cancer to have. Her doctor will be using a treatment plan that has a 99% treatment rate (total eradication) and a 95% "10 year free" rate (no returning cancer cells within a 10 year period). That is pretty good odds.
She will be given (and this started yesterday) 4 straight days of chemo (a mixture of three different drugs) and then a few hours of another drug and then 6 hours of another (I have the list of drugs somewhere, but can't remember the exact names right now). She will then take two weeks off, go home, try to work, whatever. This treatment will then reverse, with the two separate drugs first then followed by the 4 days of chemo, for the next treatment. Then, again, two weeks off. This will continue for 6 total treatments. A week in the hospital, two weeks out, a week in, two out, etc ... so this will take awhile.
She is doing fine, and honestly more concerned about her hair loss rather than the risk of life or infertility, which with me, as an ex-hair band member, I can understand
I have done my best to allow no negative statements or sad eyes around her and have even made her smile about us wig shopping together as I know negativity can suck the life out of a room fast as hell, so positive thinking only.
Now, while I am an atheist, as most of you know, I do not reject prayer or the power of prayer ... as if for nothing else, in my atheist mind, it is all a part of positive thinking if nothing else, so please don't think the prayers are going unappreciated. My daughter is not vocal about it but she has faith in God (and that is fine with me) so I am sure she has said more than a few prayers for herself as well. So if you have taken even a part of a second to send your thoughts "upstairs", I honestly do thank you.
Ha, one of the first words out of my mom's mouth when she heard about Kelly's Cancer was -
"I don't care what you think, I am praying for her"
(Feels good to smirk/smile in reality as well)
But, again, thanks so much for the well wishes, I am sure she will kick this things ass, but it will be a hard road for sure. One she will handle.