Monday, December 21, 2009

Today was another difficult day for Mark as he underwent a procedure to drain 1000 cc's of fluid from his abdomen. He retains at least another 1000 cc's. This fluid will be examined at a cellular level for hidden markers for lymphomas. An initial finding from the fluid today revealed Celiac's disease which among other things presents in malabsorption of fats and nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract. Symptomatology of Ceiliac's includes bloating and stomach and lower tract discomfort.

Celiac's does not include Ascietes which of course is the most notable of marks symptom expression. This will however alter greatly Mark's eating habits.
Mark is effected by the anesthesia from the numerous procedures. He is feeling sore and groggy.
Tomorrow Mark will have another biopsy, this time of the lymph nodes in his neck and chin area. Once again this another trip to the surgery room. Oncologists still remain concerned that there is an as of yet undiagnosed lymphoma.