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Game Day started yesterday at 4:30 to get Mark to his 6 am check-in for his surgery at the University ofi Utah Hospital.

img_6949-6After a parade of doctors, anesthesiologists, residents and nurses came to speak to us, he was wheeled off for an epidural, and his surgery began at 9:00.

Marks surgery went very well and he’ll be recovering in the hospital for 7-10 days. His first two days he will be in ICU at Huntsman Cancer Institute and then will be transferred to Huntsman’s regular care floor. He has been intubated since surgery and has had meds to keep him very sedated. The breathing tube is supposed to come out this morning.

We are extremely grateful for the surgical skills of Dr. Robert Glasgow and Dr. Thomas Varghese  and their teams. We owe Mark’s life and health to them and the many, many other phenomenal physicians and staff  who have touched our lives in the past 5 months.

We are also thankful to all of you who have been with us through Mark’s journey for all the support, help, cards, calls, prayers, texts and well wishes. It has meant the world to the both of us.

I’ll keep you posted on his progress this week. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.