Yesterday morning, we shared a note from Mary Marvin, wife of AM 760 host Jay Marvin, who's been off the air since March due to a series of serious medical issues. In it, she described the details of surgery he was to undergo that day at a facility in New Jersey. Because of some technical difficulties, her subsequent updates are only now reaching us. Fortunately, the news is upbeat. The surgery went well, as you'll gather from the descriptions accessible below.
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11:28 a.m. mountain time, Monday, August 10
This morning before they took Jay into surgery, he asked me to tell you all that he truly feels blessed to have you in his life and how much he appreciates all the prayers, thoughts and good energy you've sent him. Our dear friends Scott and Sunny Henderson and my best friend in the world next to Jay are here with us in person, but all of you are with us in our hearts. We couldn't have gotten through the last few months without you.
Jim just came and told us they are closing the front and preparing to do the back. Everything is going very well so far. The T7 and T8 were both destroyed. He removed them, and the pressure is now off the spinal column. Jim saw scaring from the infection, but he didn't see any signs of active infection, which is great news. They are doing a biopsy on everything they took out. All Jay's vital signs are great.
By the way, Jim told Jay he expects him to be well enough to be the lollipop man for at least one of his races next year. For all of you who aren't race fans, the lollipop person holds the stick that lets the driver know when to leave the pit. That's all the incentive Jay needs to kick butt and get well:)
I'll let you know when the surgery is over.
Again, thanks for being there for us!!!
All my love,
3:43 p.m. mountain time, Monday, August 10
Great news....the surgery is over and Jay can wiggle his toes!!!!!! I'm going in to see him:) Thank God for Jim Lowe!!!!