The Legend

The Legend

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heading to the DL

A couple months back I started experiencing some pretty sharp leg pains.  I ignored it for a while thinking it was just a strained muscle, but soon the pain was enough that I sought some medical attention.  The doc told me that he thought I was having some nerve inflammation and prescribed a steroid to calm everything down. The pain persisted and I was prescribed more anti-inflammatory drugs which proved no help as well.  After noticing some swelling, my wife told me to seek a specialist.  An orthopedist immediately ordered xrays and an MRI and sure enough I had a large tumor in my left thigh.  Needless to say I wasn't expecting that.

The doctor is pretty sure it is not cancerous but he expedited the surgery just as a precaution.  I go under the knife bright in early tomorrow morning.  I'll probably be in the hospital a few days and off work 4-6 weeks, although if all goes well I'll probably start working from home a little after the 4th of July.  Obviously it is not an ideal situation, but I'm a glass half full type of guy.  I'm just glad they found it and I'm getting out.  Just think of all that time I have to focus on cards!  I just may need a little help getting from point A to B.

My buddy Micah who is 1/3 of the box opening gang may keep the blog running with posts depending on his schedule.  He'll probably get all nostalgic over a 1987 Topps card.  

I'm sure I'll be commenting on all the blogs from the hospital room.  If I try trading my Pirates collection for 1990 Donruss sets please ignore as that will be the drugs talking.  :)


16 comments:

  1. Matt, glad to hear that you're going to make a full and speedy recovery. Looking forward to your return to the blogosphere ASAP!

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  2. Yeah, feel better soon! Best of luck.

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  3. Good luck hope you get feeling better soon.

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  4. Sorry to hear that, get well soon !!

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  5. Get well soon, Matt! The blogosphere will be around whenever you feel ready to come back.

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  6. Get well soon, hopefully you get some good meds!

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  7. Good health and Godspeed to you, my brother.
    We're all pulling for ya ! See you back soon.

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  8. Heck, I would have thought being laid up for 4-6 weeks would mean that you would have TONS more time to post on the blog -- like three or four posts a day! In all seriousness, relax, get to feeling better, and your cards will be there for you when you're ready for them.

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  9. Glad the specialist caught it early. Get some rest and get well soon. We'll be here when you get back.

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  10. Oh man, sorry to hear. Really hope everything goes well. Take it easy.

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  11. Glad you got it checked out, wish you a speedy recovery

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  12. I hope you have a quick recover

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  13. I'm just tuning in to find out you're already out of the hospital! Yay!

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