At 1:30 he was back in town and seeing his regular doctor. According to the "doctor speak" on the information that was sent back with him, the problem is an ulcer. So, unless the biopsies come back with different information, he's in the clear from the cancer scare.
However, in the conversation after his appointment with his regular doctor, I got quite the roller coaster experience. It went something like this...
"Hey, a week and a half ago I had a heart attack. Oh, and I have an ulcer, so it's not cancer. And, hey, at some point I'll have to have double bypass surgery."
OK. I'm thinking, let me peel myself off the wall in this stairwell where I'm standing to talk to you. Alright, that's done. Now I can try to begin processing all this information.
The long and short of it is that he has to continue to lose weight and they'll stay in touch with the heart specialist to schedule this next "procedure".
My guess, since we've now met ALL our deductibles, and every medical procedure from here until the end of the year is free, we'll be doing this before December 31st.
I think it might be time to crack open a beer and relax.
Thanks for all your good thoughts everyone!