Mark's follow-up results were inconclusive, not exactly good news but also not bad news in that some nasty tumor types were ruled out.
Not knowing if this tumor might react adversely to chemo or radiation, the initial plan of attack is surgical removal followed with a biopsy to determine follow-up treatment options. The procedure is expected to last around five hours and will involve two neurosurgeons working simultaneously. Tentatively scheduled for January 12 or 19, with an expected post-op hospital stay of at least a week.
Mark is still stoic and cracking jokes. The primary neurosurgeon is impressed and said Mark seems to process things like an 18 year old. We are home for his birthday dinner.
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