It was quite strange, while preparing for surgery they took me to the exact same bay as last year to await my turn. After the surgery I was assigned to the same hospital room as last year for recovery. Wow, that brought back memories. It seems I have come full circle. As always, the nurses and everyone else was great. They are so professional and careful at Mayo.
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Today I am hoping to hear back about the pathology of the tumor they removed. We are also meeting with radiation oncology this morning. The nature of the remaining tumor may influence how they go about the radiation. I don't think that I mentioned but we have decided to have our radiation done in Utah. We have a doctor there who is willing to work with the radiation oncologist here to design a treatment plan. It was a matter of deep thought but being in Utah will allow me to be close to my family, to continue to work and teach and of course the cost will be radically less if we do it in Utah. After praying about it and going to the temple we feel okay about that decision. Dr. Foote here is wiling to oversee the procedure remotely and that made us feel better. We meet with him today.