Thursday, June 24, 2010

A real pain in the....

Sunday night Trav started getting a pain in his shoulder, like a really bad pain. He couldn't lay on his back, and was pretty uncomfortable. And by Monday night, the pain was awful. I could see a lump on his back, and it just felt like a big muscle knot.

Now, one of those bad things that come along with cancer, is the worry EVERY single time something comes along. Trav gets a bad cough, and we worry. A funny ache, we worry. And a lump on his back, you can bet, we were worried.

He called the doctor on Tuesday and they got him a muscle relaxer hoping that it would work itself out, and he might feel some relief. The nurse told him to take it and see how he does and if he was still in pain by Thursday, to call and they would figure out what was going on.

Well, you know he was in a lot of pain, because he tried those muscle relaxers one night, and knew the pain wasn't going anywhere, and called the Dr. on Wed. instead. (Pansy) (I kid, of course).

Today he went in for an MRI to see what was going on, and just prayed that it wasn't that darn cancer.

And it isn't! :)
But he does have yet another ailment. :(
Bursitis?

From Wikepedia: Bursitis is the inflammation of one of more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rests at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across the bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursae becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursae aggravates the inflammation perpetuating the problem.

Fun eh?

They called in a prescription for some steroids today, and I'm really hoping that he will start to feel a little better during the week.

Now, I've been asking in my prayers to be able to be with Travis when he is old and gray. I'm starting to wonder if I'm unclear in my requests with the big guy upstairs...
I don't mean I want him to get all the old people diseases right now, I just want him to live for a really long time, long enough that it is age appropriate for him to get arthritis, and bursitis...

Tonight I shall make my request a little clearer. ;)

And if you'd all like to pray that this medicine will help, that would be grand. With his crappy spine, swollen ribs, and now bad shoulder, he could use a break!

Also, Bone scan next week, just to see how things are looking. Let's all pray for his rib to be lookin' good, and for the rest of his bones to be free of the bad stuff.

Thanks for checking in.

7 comments:

Nicholas Family said...

Good luck you guys. Cancer and everything that goes along with it is a bugger. Fortunately you both have family and friends who love you sooooooooo much. Love ~Linds

Eileen said...

This guy is a computer genius. And he is my hero. And I pray for you guys everyday. And my prayers will be very direct now also.

And Hayley. I love you so very much.

Watkins said...

I see Travis at church and I am touched by his smile and his positive attitude, knowing that he isn't feeling well at all. Bless him and bless you! You are in my prayers and always in my thoughts. I admire your strength and wish you didn't have such heavy burdens to carry. Know you are loved!

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

Poor guy! It is our Rexburg Relay for Life tonight, and I'll be thinking of your family! Hang in there!

Trisha said...

That is so tough...I've heard that is really painful! In combination with everything else, I am amazed once again.

Guymon Family said...

You might want to mention to give the guy a break in your prayers tonight!!!! J.K. I'm sure that request comes up all the time! Anytime you guys want to come over and work out the sores spots in the hot tub you are invited anytime! It does miracles on sore muscles.

Superlace Mom said...

Hayley, You bring tears to my eyes! Wish I could help you somehow! I just adore you and your amazing fam! Sending our full prayers!