Thank you to everyone for leaving such lovely and supportive comments on my last post. You all realised that I was beside myself with worry and it really helped to share some of my deeper fears with all my blogging friends.
I think I have good news.... The scan shows that Mark's tumour is very contained. There is nothing at this stage to suggest that it's removal is going to damage the tear duct or cause long-term damage to his eye. More importantly, it is not growing down into his sinuses nor back into his brain.
The specialist is going to operate next Wednesday. He is going to remove the tumour - and carry out some plastic surgery to cover the effect of the surgery at the same time. Fortunately all of this is happening during my halfterm holiday. Basically we will do the whole 'Bank Holiday/Jubilee' thing with our families at the beginning of the week, then focus on getting Mark on his feet from Wednesday onwards.
It will be lovely to 'draw a line' under this phase of our lives!