Right now I am stuck between getting surgery next week to remove a cyst that is in my hand, or not getting surgery. Actually, I take that back. We are not 100% sure that there is definitely a cyst located in the hand. MRIs are not always the easiest thing to read and they are not always 100% correct. One time they will show one thing, and the next time whatever it is that you thought you saw has seemed to disappear. Plus, different doctors will read the same MRI scan completely different. The opinions on the cyst have been mixed by doctors, so I really don't know what to do.
The real question is, do I take a chance and get surgery and hope that it is a cyst that we think we see and are able to remove it and hope the pain goes away? Or, do I start to rehab, lifting weights, and hitting, and hope that there isn't a cyst in my hand and the pain goes away and never returns. I want to get this thing fixed, but obviously I want to be sure about what we are going after in this surgery, because I don't want to get cut open for a second time for something that isn't really there.
Over the next few days we are going to have to decide what exactly we are going to do to try and attack this problem. I believe the doctors will talk tomorrow and see what they think is the best course of action to take. Hopefully whichever way we go is the right way and I can get back out on the field. If not, I'm taking my "running on water" skills and moving to Sweden.
Other than that, I haven't been doing too much lately. I would love to be able to go outside and take some ground balls and swings, but that probably won't happen for a few more weeks. Instead, I'm stuck in my house playing video games, watching movies, and sports. That's the one weird thing about the baseball off season. While I am at home with no job during the days everyone else is off to work, so there isn't anyone to hang out with. Maybe I'll return to my high school and college routes and wash some dishes down at the local dinner, or maybe even bag some groceries at my all-time favorite one-stop shop for everything, Wal-Mart. Actually, I think I'll go play some Madden. Everyone enjoy their weekend!