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. :)