Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Journey--Killer Hiccups

I just got diagnosed wit a bit of cancer, had a portion of my colon removed, spent the better part of a week at the Saint Francis Hospital up north on Powers and Woodman (nicest people on the entire planet, if you have a chance, turn them on to this blog), am seeing my surgeon and oncologist this week, and will more than likely start chemo this month. Busy time for Bob.


Since I have this stuff going on, I thought I would share with everyone some of the lesser known facets of this situation.

First of all, my ascending colon and my appendix are gone. Just found out about this last bit when my surgeon addressed a tad of hypochondria I was voicing. "You can't be also experiencing Appendicitus. You have no appendix anymore"

I was astonished.


Anyway, to say I was having some discomfort would be an understatement. But I never expected a childhood ailment would piss me off so much and be so recalcitrant. Now, I got somewhere around twenty two staples on my belly. They are achy and then there's the transection of my colon. Achy again.

Along comes this are-you-kidding-me hiccups shit. Just when you get all the stupid aches somewhat settled down along comes a massive shaking of the abdomen. What is up with that? It's like a clown with rainbow hair and big shoes that comes barging into your room just when you thought you might get to sleep.

Well, fuck you hiccups.

Don't even get me started on shotgun hiccups that come ten in a row.

Got to go. Some new indignity is ringing my doorbell. Have a nice day.



15 comments:

  1. Nothing worse than hiccups when you have staples in your belly....or after you have given birth. Ouchy!! No one warns you of these things.
    Rebecca Blair

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  2. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Positive thoughts heading out for healing!! :)

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  3. I thank you. By the way who are you?

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  4. Wishing you well Bob! We've been there Chuck is a 5 yr survivor of colon cancer. Many hugs and prayers old friend!

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    1. Glad to hear about anyone staying cancer free. Give the big lug a hug for me.

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  5. So sorry to hear this. I hope you find yourself on the mend soon. My thoughts are with you while you go through this.

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    1. Considering how I was carved up, I fell remarkably well. YAHOO!!!

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  6. So sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you want any visitors and my wee one and I will come by for a visit. Hugs.

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    1. I would love a very visit in a about a week. Please call first. I would love to see your wee one but I don't know how good company I am.

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  7. So sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you want any visitors and my wee one and I will come by for a visit. Hugs.

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  8. OH man, hiccups are never fun, but even worse when dealing with other body discomforts. Wishing you well and sending you Gentle hugs.

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  9. Hey Mr. Spiller! I don't know if you remember me, but my name is Nick Jones. I was a student of yours at LPMS back in 2005 I think. I was the kid sitting in the front making random stuff out of old spiral notebook wires, if that helps ya.

    I was thinking today about the people who helped me become the man I am today, and thought about my favorite math teacher from middle school! :D I just wanted to thank you for making that time memorable and fun. I hope you are doing well after your recent surgery.

    Always your student, Nick

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