I just got word that Mark is out of surgery. James, Lynette, Lori (Lynette's sister), and Ken (a close family friend) were there together in the waiting room. The news was not what anyone had hoped for or expected. Mark has lymphoma in his intestine. They are still not sure what kind it is, but what we have been told so far is that most of this type are treatable with a generally high success rate, so we need to be hopeful. They are awaiting some other test results and will likely then be moved to oncology, which is just one floor up from where they are right now in the same hospital. We'll keep updating as things change. Keep praying!