Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14, 2014

The best laid plans...

So as I had mentioned in the previous blog post, pain was gaining on me as I tire running from it and sleep had become conspicuously absent from me. Two things when apart are simply "no bueno" but when, as they do more often than not, occur simultaneously lead to a very bad situation for the person experiencing such. Moves needed to be made.

Moves have been made. After pumping up some pain relief meds, I'm taking my talents back to the east coast (best coast). I currently sit in LAX, an airport renowned for having paparazzi and media crawling its not-so-hallowed halls and jetways, celebrity sightings, and even the non-famous trying-to-get-famous dressed to the nines with their Louis Vuitton carry-on bags, wearing a long sleeve Under Armour camouflage hunting shirt, Boston College Athletics general issue sweatpants, and Uggs slippers. I have reached a whole new level of A) not caring and B) use of hyphens in one run-on sentence.

The logic here is that pain management is better at Sloany Ketts than anywhere else. I'm already tattooed up and ready to go for radiation, which could help, and will get my rather large tushion over to York Avenue within minutes of landing to commence any other remedies that may be available for the one and only Nicky Mo. Praying for the best, as always.

Spirits are pretty high for a guy who hasn't slept in days and has that 10 out of 10 pain level, no? I ask you this: is there any other way? Let's get back home and keep fighting on. Here's to a better tomorrow!


  1. Get back to the East Coast and get your strength back Nicky-Mo!!!!

    I know you can get this thing under control...

    "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." -Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  3. What a motivational quote....the tide will turn. I hope the pain management helps and
    you get that much needed sleep you deserve. Never forget the love that surrounds you at home and everywhere. Keep fighting. Love, Mrs. V

  4. nick, back in the day when i was facing some serious medical issues (emily was 4 at the time, so you were a little whipper-snapper, too), i went to our parish priest and he gave me this quote. i may have sent it to you before, but it bears repeating. "come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and i will give you rest. take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for i am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. for my yoke is easy, and my burden light." (matthew 11:28-29). he described to me an image of two oxen with a heavy yoke around their necks, pulling their plow, with one being our Lord, and one being me. when one tires and needs help, the other shoulders the heavier load and gives rest to the tired one. never forget that your heavenly Father is there to do that for you and WANTS to do that for you. He is there to ease your burden and give you the rest you need. our faith tells us that we cannot understand the when and where of that promise, but that it is true and indisputable. with so many prayers, every single day, and a big. gentle, hug to comfort you. mrs. novak

  5. I hope the radiation at Sloan eases your pain and that you can get some rest. May God give you the strength to keep on fighting. Mrs. D

  6. If one wanted to torture me, all they would have to do is take away my sleep for a day or two. I would spill any and all beans. So I get where you're coming from. Continue to guide the ship, captain. It must be your journey, no one else's. Praying for an end to the pain and a continuation of your journey. Much, much love! XOXO