Monday, January 21, 2008

You know the expressions...

..."pain in your butt" and "thorn in your side?" Well, I've got a "pain in my side." Those who know me, know that I am not one for taking painkillers, but I have to these days so I can get some sleep.

The plan is to get an x-ray of my side to see if they can tell what is causing the pain. The best possible scenario is that the stent they placed in my colon has moved. (Background: Before starting chemotherapy, my colon was almost blocked with the cancer tumor. So, they placed a spring-loaded-like, metal stent in there to make sure my colon wouldn't completely close during my treatments. That would be bad.)

Anyhoo...as I was saying...the best scenario is that the tumor has decreased in size causing the stent to move. I like that option, so we are going with that for now.

Because this "pain in my side" is so constant, I want to opt for the "thorn in my butt." I could pull that out in two seconds!

4 comments:

Crystal said...

Hey you,
We do not know each other but I am really touched by your experience and story.
I PRAY YOU ARE BETTER before we all know it!
God Bless you.

Amy110 said...

Hey Shawn!!! You are the most positive guy I have ever known and your courage and determination are awesome!! You are such an inspiration!! All your friends and colleagues, former and current are wishing you only the best!!!!

Your friend and former recruitment colleague-Amy Lozinak Buckley

Gina said...

Well, okay... I have never thought that wishing someone's stent would start moving around to somewhere it wasn't originally placed would be a good thing... but I'll focus on that. Move little stent, MOVE!!! Shrink tumor, shrink!!!

Hope the pain in the side goes away soon, Hobbs! Sorry you missed our engagement on Saturday! I'll talk to the boss man about coming down for the 5K... too cool!

Gina :)

Uptosomethin said...

Hi Shawn,
I have never Blogged before. Lisa Heard told me about you this morning and I thought I'd give it a try. I just want you to know that there are a lot of people rooting for you (some you don't even know) because there was a lot of positive energy here today in the DIA staffing branch as word spread of your aches and pains. I pray that you are up to doing the things you like to do very soon. You can always reach out to me if you should need an eHug. Deborah Alston, Civilian Staffing @ DIA