Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sorry for the delay...

its been a week, so I didn't want to leave you hanging any more. I received some news that wasn't so great. Along with my shrinkage, there are also some other small tumors they discovered. These tumors are basically floating in the abdominal cavity near my colon. But, because they are not attached to anything, they can't be cut out of me with an operation.

Not good news.

So, I'm going for a 2nd opinion at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in either Philly or Chicago. They do a 3-5 day examination on me and we'll go from there.

I'll have more later...but now I just need your thoughts and prayers. Thanks! :'-)


Michelle said...

Hang in there. You know that email you sent me yesterday regarding pitching? It will happen. And you know I'm in Chicago all the time...

Cris said...

Good luck in Chicago or Philly. I sent you an email about Chicago - - - think about it. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

C, K & "Terrence Bradley"

tallarico said...

Stay positive Shawn. Better days are ahead. Call if you need anything.

Lauren said...

Hey Shawn,
Thinking of you and knowing you're going to kick this. I'm in Philly, so let me know if your plans bring you here and I'll come visit you dressed like a hot nurse. ;)

God bless,

Janice said...


If its Chicago let us know. We can hop a train from Quincy Ill and be there. Janice likes to go to Chicago for whatever reason. I'm still wearing the Pitt cap daily as my show of support.


Gina said...


The Baker family will be backing you up if it's Philly... same thing... I'll hop on the train and be there in a flash... well more like an hour, but that's not too bad, huh???

Now you know how Roy Hobbs really felt after that chic shot him and he had a bullet floating around in his belly. You know he came out okay... so will you.


SerenityNow said...

Just a minor setback, buddy. The way I look at it, the more they know the better they can treat you. You can't stop modern medicine...Can't stop science... Can't stop it!

SerenityNow said...

Wait a second...I just noticed you said, "I just need your thoughts and prayers." I thought you were an atheist & didn't believe in God? Or are you like George Costanza & think "I do for the bad stuff!"?
I used to be an atheist, but I gave it up...they have no holidays!
Anyways, I'm praying for you...what can it hurt?!!

Kelly said...

Hi Shawn,

Just want to let you know that you are in our prayers. We know you are going to beat this! Go Shawn RA RA RA =)
Looking forward to hearing about the 2nd opinion.