Evan McMillan

First post: Aug 13, 2022 Latest post: Sep 23, 2022
As all of you know, Evan was recently diagnosed with PMBCL (Primary mediastinal large B-cell Lymphoma) which is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is an aggressive cancer which sounds terrible but is actually good because they are able to treat it aggressively. He will have in-patient chemo treatment for 5 days at a time every 3 weeks for 6 rounds which should take about 4 ½ months if all goes as planned. He officially started treatment Thursday, August 13.
For the “official story” or how this all came about, see below:
Back in March Evan went to the doc in the box for a simple sinus infection. They then discovered a heart murmur that hadn’t ever been heard before. They drew some labs and although his WBC was high it was not a concerning number. He was referred to a cardiologist which listened to his heart and said he was not worried about it. Fast forward to the end of June/July. He was stung by a wasp (which he is allergic to) on his left hand which became swollen and took a few days to dissipate. Two weeks later his entire left arm became swollen and discolored. He went to the doctor again and was given a steroid shot and told to come back if it didn’t get better. Being a McMillan, he did not go back. They chalked it up to a pinched nerve or a secondary delayed reaction to the wasp sting. Jumping 2 weeks ahead, he had had a cough since the beginning of June and it really wasn’t a bad cough, just annoying and strangely persistent. He went back to the doctor where they took an x-ray that lit up! They sent him straight to the emergency room where we waited 6 ½ hours to be seen. Luckily we didn’t give up and leave because that is when they found the mass in his chest with a CT scan. The mass is huge, for perspective its about the size of a “cold beer” (as Rhett calls it), 6”x3”. We converted to inches because that’s how we think around here! Evans going into this with an amazing attitude which I’m sure will help him overcome this! Please keep the prayers coming!