Mark’s surgery has been scheduled for next Thursday. This is The Big Surgery. The fact that his forehead skin is now opened up is the reason that they pushed to schedule the surgery for as soon as possible. With three of their top surgeons involved, one of whom had to have a completely cleared schedule because Mark will be his only patient of the day, this is the fastest they could go. The fact that Mark broke his neck is not a limiting factor for moving forward with the surgery.
I don’t know, folks. This is … just … Oye. So much.
Mark currently is doing a good job of keeping his neck brace on. He seems down. He won’t talk about it. He watched TV the entire day today.
Watching Mark’s quality of life be shaved down to an even finer point is very, very difficult. He started to look forward to some simple things. He had started to have things he hoped to do. To shop for tomato plants. To plant them. To play poker with his friends once in May. To go the driving range with his friends.
I know there is no option except to move forward.